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Report: Dobbins fined $30,000 for hit on Cutler

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Houston Texans linebacker Tim Dobbins will be fined a $30,000 fine for his hit on Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler on Sunday night, ESPN reported.

Cutler suffered a concussion after the helmet-to-helmet hit and didn't return after halftime. Dobbins was penalized for unnecessary roughness.

On the play, Cutler was scrambling and was called for an illegal forward pass when he let the ball go past the line of scrimmage and then took the hit.

Dobbins didn't agree with the call.

"I did not hit him in his head, and actually he ran into me," Dobbins said in a report from CSNChicago.com. "I just felt like he was going to take off and run with the ball and I thought he was past the line.

"But it was good that he was out, though. I mean you always want to take the quarterback out of the game. I hit him in his chest. I did not hit him in his head. Nowhere near it. I did not touch his helmet."

Cutler said Wednesday that he's feeling better, but there's no indication whether he might be cleared by doctors to play in Monday night's game.
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