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Niners' Adams fined $5K for hit on Chargers' Rivers

Updated: October 21, 2006, 10:53 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

San Francisco 49ers defensive tackle Anthony Adams has been fined $5,000 by the NFL for a late hit on San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers in last Sunday's 48-19 loss to the Chargers.

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It is the first fine levied against a San Francisco player this season and believed to be the first time that Adams, a fourth-year veteran, has drawn any kind of league sanction. The fine is the latest by the NFL in the league's increasing efforts to protect quarterbacks.

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