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Report: Meriweather Fined $20K For Hit

Brandon Meriweather. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Brandon Meriweather. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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(CBS) According to a report from the Chicago Tribune, Bears safety Brandon Meriweather was fined $20,000 by the league for a helmet-to-helmet hit on the Panther’s Steve Smith in the third quarter of Sunday’s win.

Meriweather was not flagged on the play, and Smith recorded a 22-yard gain.

Meriweather said he plans to appeal the fine. As a repeat offender, Meriweather’s fine was larger than average.

Last season with the Patriots, he received a $50,000 fine for helmet-to-helmet contact.