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Vikings receiver Percy Harvin fined $7,500 for sideline scrap with Captain Munnerlyn

Posted by: under Vikings, Percy Harvin Updated: November 4, 2011 - 5:58 PM

Call it a rumble, a fracas, a sideline scrap. Whatever terminology you want to use, Vikings receiver Percy Harvin will have to pay for it.

Harvin has been fined $7,500 by the NFL for his disagreement last weekend with Carolina's Captain Munnerlyn. The punishment stems from a tussle that occurred in the second quarter of the Vikings' 24-21 win. Following a 5-yard Christian Ponder scramble, Harvin became entangled with Munnerlyn. And as the two drifted onto the Panthers sideline, Harvin grabbed Munnerlyn by the facemask and forced him into the Carolina bench.

Harvin received a 15-yard personal foul penalty on the play. And, according to an NFL spokesman, because he grabbed Munnerlyn's facemask, a fine has been levied as well. For the record, Munnerlyn did not receive a penalty or a fine for the incident, prompting Harvin to tweet: "Can someone please explain how I get fined and the other player gets nothn..wow."

Here's video of the play:

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