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Jackie Battle surprised to be fined

Updated: September 21, 2013, 11:57 AM ET
By Paul Kuharsky | ESPN.com

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee Titans running back Jackie Battle on Friday became the first NFL player fined under a new rule aimed at eliminating collisions when a player hits with the crown of his helmet.

The play in question was a hit he delivered to Houston safety Danieal Manning in the Titans' overtime loss to the Texans. The amount of the fine wasn't immediately known.

"It completely surprised me," Battle told The Midday 180 in Nashville of being informed by the NFL. ...

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