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Posted at 2:55 PM ET, 11/29/2010

Andre Johnson, Cortland Finnegan fined $25,000 each for fight

By Cindy Boren

Updated at 5:44 p.m.

Andre Johnson and Cortland Finnegan were fined $25,000 apiece by the NFL for their brief fight Sunday in the Houston-Tennessee game.

Neither player was suspended, although both were ejected from the game.

Filed at 2:55 p.m.

Houston Texans wide receiver will not be suspended by the NFL for his role in a fight with Tennessee Titans cornerback Cortland Finnegan, according to a report by Houston's Fox affliliate.

Johnson is expected to be fined, Mark Berman reports. However, nothing has been confirmed by the Texans or the NFL. The decision not to suspend him would be significant for the Texans, given that they must play Philadelphia on Thursday night. There's no word yet on what punishment Finnegan will receive.

The two were ejected from the game, won by Houston, on Sunday. They'd been exchanging pleasantries throughout the game and their tempers erupted late in the game.

By Cindy Boren  | November 29, 2010; 2:55 PM ET
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Let me get this straight. A defensive player comes at an offensive player and their helmets hit, 25,000 fine or more and a possible suspension. Two players rip the helmets off of each others head, then repeatedly bash each other with malice and the fine/suspension is less. So from now on instead of giving a hard tackle, you just kick his rear end.

Posted by: 1bmffwb | November 30, 2010 2:17 PM | Report abuse


Considering no one was hurt and no one gets thrown out of a NHL game for the same conduct much less suspended or fined no need to get on our soap box for this. The helmet hits actually can damage you for life. Apparently depending on what league you are in fighting is part of the game.

Posted by: ged0386 | November 30, 2010 2:20 PM | Report abuse

Both should have been suspended since most sports except Hockey you get suspended for fighting and no problem with fine since game check would be much more than the fine.The Commissioner dropped the ball this time.

Posted by: curly44 | November 30, 2010 4:57 PM | Report abuse

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