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Billls, Redskins fined for injury report violations

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The NFL fined the Buffalo Bills and Washington Redskins $20,000 each for violating the league's procedures for reporting injury information during Week 5 of the season.

The Bills failed to list defensive end Mario Williams on the injury report for a sprained wrist and the Redskins did not properly update quarterback Robert Griffin's injury status during a television broadcast, according to NFL.com.

Williams publicly commented about how the wrist had been bothering him and limiting his effectiveness Oct. 3. Williams fully practiced after sustaining the injury but should have been listed on the report for a wrist injury in advance of the Oct. 7 game.

Griffin left an Oct. 7 game against the Atlanta Falcons with what turned out to be a concussion, but the Redskins announced that he was "shaken up" and his return was questionable.

Even though it was determined late in the game that Griffin had a concussion and was ruled out, there were no further updates until after the game was over.

The NFL did decide, however, that appropriate medical care for Griffin was never in question and that the team's medical staff acted appropriately and with great care for Griffin's well-being.
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