(MCT) — CHICAGO — Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher told the Chicago Tribune the NFL fined him $21,000 for his horse-collar tackle on running back Leon Washington during Sunday’s overtime loss to the Seahawks.
It was the second consecutive week Urlacher was fined for such a tackle. He received a $15,750 fine for one against Vikings running back Adrian Peterson.
A player typically is fined $31,500 for a second offense, but Urlacher said he wasn’t docked that amount. He received a letter from the NFL on Wednesday.
Urlacher already has appealed the horse-collar tackle against Peterson and plans to protest the latest fine.
“For sure,” Urlacher said Thursday. “My last appeal went real good.”
Urlacher suffered a Grade 2 right hamstring strain against the Seahawks and could miss the rest of the regular season with the injury. He already has been ruled out of Sunday’s matchup with the Vikings.