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Ryan Broyles hit with $10,000 fine by NFL

The Lions wide receiver drew a penalty in the first quarter for an illegal crackback block on Antoine Winfield.


In a 34-24 loss to the Vikings, wide receiver Ryan Broyles of the Lions was held to just one reception for six yards after 12 receptions in the three weeks prior. The forgettable game for Broyles will sting a little more for the rookie now, as Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reported on Friday that he was given a $10,000 fine for an illegal crackback block.

The block, which drew a penalty that helped stall a Detroit drive, came on only the fourth offensive play of the game for the Lions. Officials and the league ruled that Broyles blocked Vikings cornerback Antoine Winfield below the knee during a run by Mikel Leshoure.

He wasn't the only player in the game that drew a fine, though, as Anwar Richardson of MLive reported that Vikings linebacker Jasper Brinkley was given a $21,000 fine for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Calvin Johnson.

Broyles, a second round selection in the 2012 NFL Draft, has 13 receptions for 146 yards and two touchdowns.