CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 13: A melee breaks out between the Chicago Bears and the Detroit Lions at Soldier Field on November 13, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Lions 37-13. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

NFL Fines Matthew Stafford, Rob Sims, Nick Fairley, Kyle Vanden Bosch

Several players have been fined for their actions in this past Sunday's Lions-Bears game, including Matthew Stafford, Rob Sims, Kyle Vanden Bosch and D.J. Moore.

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NFL Fines: Lions' Nick Fairley Fined $15,000 For Roughing The Passer

The Detroit Lions have reportedly received another fine, according to NFL Network's Jason La Canfora. Joining Matthew Stafford, Rob Sims, and Kyle Vanden Bosch is Lions defensive lineman Nick Fairley, who has been fined $15,000. The fine is unrelated to the fight that went on during the game, and was given to Fairley due to a rather bad roughing the passer penalty on Jay Cutler. Fairley hit Cutler well after he threw a pass.

Stafford and Sims were both fined $7,500 for their involvement in the scuffle that sent both sidelines onto the field. Vanden Bosch was docked for an unrelated penalty, also for $7,500. Two Chicago Bears players have been fined thus far, Earl Bennett for wearing orange shoes for the second straight game, and cornerback D.J. Moore for his involvement in the fight.

Unlike Stafford and Sims, Moore was fined $15,000 - double the fines for the other two - for, apparently, starting the fight after the play in which Stafford threw his third interception was over.


NFL Fines: Lions' Matthew Stafford, Rob Sims Docked $7,500

Early Friday, the first fine related to the fight between the Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions came out when D.J. Moore was docked $15,000 by the league for his involvement. Now, two other players have been pegged with fines. Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford was given a fine of $7,500, according to Anwar Richardson. Stafford was the player who initially threw Moore down to the ground, but it could be considered as coming at the end of a play and is apparently being classified as something like a late hit.

Moore, though, got up and actually initiated the fight by hitting Stafford, prompting both team's benches to spill out onto the field. Moore didn't receive the minimum penalty for "fighting," which is $25,000, so he's getting an advanced unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, more than likely.

On top of that, Dave Birkett is reporting that offensive lineman Rob Sims was also fined $7,500, for jumping on the pile. The NFL is likely looking through the tape and defining who tried to break up the fight and who just wanted to get in the fray - like diving into the pile late. Kyle Vanden Bosch and Earl Bennett were also fined by the league unrelated to the fight. Vanden Bosch had a late hit and Bennett was wearing orange shoes.


Bears' D.J. Moore Fined $15,000 For Role In Fight With Lions, According To Report

After the fight during the Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears game which saw both benches spill onto the fields, many figured there would be a lot of fines. As it stands, the only player fined so far from the Lions was Kyle Vanden Bosch, for a late hit that was unrelated to the scuffle. Earl Bennett of the Bears drew a fine for wearing orange shoes once again. Now we've got news of the first player to be fined due to the fight.

According to Dave Birckett, Bears cornerback D.J. Moore has been fined $15,000 for his role in the fight. Moore was the player who was thrown down by Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford after he threw his third interception of the game. Moore proceeded to pop back up and hit Stafford, which brought all the players onto the field.

It's interesting to note that this $15,000 is generally less than what is considered the minimum fine for "fighting."Apparently, the league is not going to fine these players for fighting, but Moore gets a fine for something of an advanced unsportsmanlike conduct. Still no word on if Stafford is going to draw a fine yet.


NFL Fines: Kyle Vanden Bosch Docked $7,500 For Late Hit

Several fines are expected to be handed out by the NFL for things that happened during this past Sunday's Lions-Bears game. Some questionable hits, a fight and even orange shoes have drawn the attention of the NFL, and already two fines have been handed out.

The first fine is for $7,500 and was given to Lions defensive end Kyle Vanden Bosch. The fine was for a late hit that Vanden Bosch had against the Bears. Vanden Bosch hit a player that was already down, so the NFL slapped him with a $7,500 fine.

The other fine we know about right now is $10,000 and was given to Bears wide receiver Earl Bennett. This fine wasn't from any hits or getting in a fight, but rather because Bennett wore orange shoes for the second game in a row.

More fines are expected from this game, most of which will likely be from the fight that happened in the fourth quarter. Matthew Stafford is waiting to see if he will be fined for his role in the incident, as are several other players who were involved in the skirmish.

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