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Vikings' Griffen, Guion get fined by NFL

Posted by: Mark Craig under Vikings, NFC Updated: September 14, 2012 - 4:01 PM

A league spokesman said Vikings defensive linemen Letroy Guion and Everson Griffen are lighter by a combined $23,625 this week.

Guion was fined $7,875 for roughing the passer in Sunday's 26-23 overtime win against Jacksonville. Guion "unnecessarily struck an opponent late," the spokesman said.

Guion, who was penalized on the play, jumped on quarterback Blaine Gabbert, who had fallen. He didn't spear Gabbert or hit him in the head. He dived on top of Gabbert. After the game, Guion said he never heard a whistle.

Meanwhile, Griffen was fined $15,750 for roughing the passer by making helmet-to-helmet contact. He wasn't penalized on the play.

 

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