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Report: Jonathan Bostic Fined $21K For Hit

Posted By Blake Bass On August 21, 2013 @ 10:58 AM In News and Rumors,NFL | No Comments

Bears_Jon_Bostic_2013 [1]Early on Wednesday, Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs posted a tweet that said he was having a “shaking my head moment” because his teammate Jon Bostic was fined $21,000 for a hit against the Chargers in last week’s preseason game.

Briggs compared Bostic’s hit to the one that knocked Dolphins tight end Dustin Keller out for the season and, as many others have done with similar hits, wondered why the former is illegal while the latter is legal. Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network confirmed Briggs’ report and adds that Bostic was fined for lowering his head while hitting a defenseless receiver.

Source: Josh Alper, NBC Sports Pro Football Talk [3]


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[2] August 21, 2013: https://twitter.com/LanceBriggs/statuses/370157547899998209

[3] Josh Alper, NBC Sports Pro Football Talk: http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/08/21/jon-bostic-reportedly-fined-21000-for-hit-against-chargers/

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