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Barnett's hit on Kitna is a costly one, with a fine of $7,500

Updated: September 19, 2008, 1:10 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Green Bay Packers linebacker Nick Barnett was fined $7,500 by the NFL for his hit on Detroit Lions quarterback Jon Kitna last Sunday.

This is not the first occasion in which Barnett has been hit in the wallet. He was fined a full paycheck in Week 1 for violating the league's personal conduct policy, stemming from a 2007 off-field incident.

He also was fined $7,500 for a horse-collar tackle in the season opener against the Minnesota Vikings.

"My pockets were a ...

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