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Meriweather to appeal fine

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Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather plans to appeal the $42,000 fine levied against him for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy, reported Friday.

Nonetheless, Meriweather acknowledged that he may have to change the way he tackles.

"Everybody has to change the way they tackle," Meriweather said, according to the report. "They say hit low. I see people get concussions from hitting too low too. There's no real safe way to play this game. You know what you signed up for, and if you're gonna do it, you do it 100 percent."

Lacy left the game with a concussion as a result of the hit. Meriweather left later in the game with a concussion after a hit on running back James Starks.

Meriweather is questionable for Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions.

Meriweather has been fined in previous seasons because of his hits. In 2010, he received a $50,000 fine for two helmet-to-helmet hits during a game against New England. In 2011, he was fined $45,000 for hits in consecutive games.

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