Gosder Cherilus fined $10,000 for chop block

Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Lions offensive tackle Gosder Cherilus was docked $10,000 by the NFL on Friday for his actions in Week 14.

Following an illegal chop block during last Sunday's game against Green Bay, Detroit Lions offensive lineman Gosder Cherilus was hit with a $10,000 fine from the league office on Friday, according to a report by Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.

Cherilus was not actually called for a penalty on the play, but league representatives ultimately determined that his chop block on an opposing Packers player was still deserving of discipline. A first round pick out of Boston College in 2008, Cherilus has started 68 times for the Lions since entering the league, including all 13 games this season. He famously faced a significant amount of league scrutiny for a low hit on Minnesota's Jared Allen back in his rookie year, but was not fined by former commissioner Paul Tagliabue at the time.

While Cherilus was still slapped with a fine long after the fact, Lions teammate Ndamukong Suh was surprisingly not targeted by the league after drawing a personal foul penalty against Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers in the second half on Sunday. Suh continues to play under the watchful eyes of those in the league office on a weekly basis, but clearly did not step across the line with his push on Rodgers.

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