Eagles' Babin gets fined for hitting Smith

Philadelphia Eagles' Jason Babin (93) points while wearing pink gloves as he celebrates after forcing a fumble on San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith, not pictured, in the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011 in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
October 7, 2011 1:13:48 AM PDT
The NFL has fined Eagles lineman Jason Babin $15,000 for his hit on San Francisco 49ers quarterback Alex Smith on Sunday.

It was a personal foul for roughing the passer. The league apparently added the fine because the hit was up high to the neck, but it seems like an over-reaction, since much bigger hits routinely get ignored.


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