Sims, Dockett Fined for Week 1 Hits
Detroit Lions rookie linebacker Ernie Sims was fined $7,500 for a Week 1 hit on Seattle Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck.
Sims drove his helmet into Hasselbeck after the quarterback slid to protect himself at the end of a run. Ray Anderson, the NFL's senior vice president of football operations, last week cited Sims's hit as an example of what defenders are not permitted to do to a sliding quarterback.
The league also fined Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett $7,500 for a late hit on San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith during the opening weekend.
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