Peppers Fined By NFL

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Friday Oct. 3, 2008
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The NFL has fined Carolina Panthers
defensive end Julius Peppers $10,000 for a helmet-to-helmet hit on
Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan.

Referee Ed Hochuli was loudly booed when he threw his flag for
roughing-the-passer on the play Sunday, which wiped out Richard
Marshall's interception return for a touchdown early in the first
quarter in Carolina's 24-9 win. Replays showed Peppers led with his
shoulder, but the NFL determined on Friday that Peppers then hit
Ryan in the head, drawing the fine and supporting Hochuli's
on-field call.

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