New Orleans Saints defensive end Akiem Hicks was fined $16,537 by the NFL for his hard hit on Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, a league source confirmed Friday. In other news, the NFL dropped a nine-game suspension on 49ers LB Aldon Smith today. Be careful you don't draft the 49ers DST too high in your fantasy leagues.
Source says Aldon Smith 9-game suspension broke down this way: 4 games substance-abuse violation, 5 games personal-conduct violations— Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) August 29, 2014
Including the bye, Niners will lose Aldon Smith for 10 weeks ... at Dal, Chi, at AZ, Phi, KC, at StL, at Den, Bye, StL, at NO.— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) August 29, 2014
Aldon Smith has appeal rights, which presumably could delay the suspension.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) August 29, 2014
Prayers to New Orleans and the whole golf south region today!!— Lance Moore (@LanceMoore16) August 29, 2014
On this sad anniversary, I remember an old joke my dad once told me: "meterologist" is Greek for "BULLSHITTER."— Sean Orleans (@hakimdropsball) August 29, 2014
@DavidThomas_85 How's the transition been Dave? Hope you & family are well.— Scott Fujita (@sfujita55) August 29, 2014
Today is one of the toughest days in the NFL. The other? The day after a season that fell short of the Lombardi— Benjamin Watson (@BenjaminSWatson) August 29, 2014
Not saying there are no concerns about PRob as starting corner. Just saying theres no reason to overreact based on that 1 game. @datboywolf— Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) August 29, 2014
Exactly 9 years ago today, Hurricane Katrina made landfall near New Orleans, killing more than 1,800 people pic.twitter.com/ts8NqVzOgC— PzFeed Top News (@PzFeed) August 29, 2014
NFL fines Saints' Akiem Hicks for roughing the passer penalty in Indianapolis | NOLA.com
Hicks' fine is the maximum allowed under the league's fine schedule, which is agreed to by the NFL players' association.
Ahmad Dixon, Akiem Hicks fined for preseason infractions | ProFootballTalk
Hicks was fined for a hit late last season, which means he’d need to be fined more than 50 percent of his weekly pay in order to appeal on the grounds that it was excessive.
PFT’s 2014 53-man roster cuts tracker | ProFootballTalk
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