Timmons fined $21K for hit on Sanchez
By Alan Robinson
Published: Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012, 4:01 p.m.
Linebacker Lawrence Timmons was docked $21,000 for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, the first known fine against the Steelers this season.
The NFL doesn't make fines official until Friday, but the league alerts players a day or two in advance.
On a third-and-3 from his own 27, Sanchez rolled to his right and threw a pass intended for Jeremy Kerley. As Sanchez stopped, Timmons slammed into the quarterback with his helmet, drawing a 15-yard personal-foul penalty.
The $21,000 is a standard fine for a hit to the head and is an increase of 5 percent over last season.
Prior to being hit by Timmons, Sanchez was 4 of 5 for 80 yards; after the hit, he was 6 of 22 for 58 yards.
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