Jan. 17, 2013 NEW YORK (AP) -- New Orleans safety Rafael Bush has been fined $21,000 by the NFL for his hit on Seattle's Percy Harvin during an NFC divisional-round game.
The league confirmed the fine Friday.
Harvin has been ruled out of Sunday's NFC championship game because of a concussion. The wide receiver did not practice all week and was not cleared through the league's concussion protocol.
Harvin was belted by Bush on Seattle's opening possession last Saturday, a hit that drew a 15-yard penalty. He left the game later in the first half after a second hit in which he was jumping for a pass in the end zone.
Harvin banged his head on the turf when he came down as he was being hit by safety Malcolm Jenkins.