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Rams fined Pittman $25K, benched him against 49ers for missing practice

Updated: December 23, 2008, 10:17 AM ET
Associated Press

ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Rams running back Steven Jackson got his heaviest workload of the season on Sunday, partly because his backup was being punished.

Coach Jim Haslett said Monday that Antonio Pittman was fined $25,000 after skipping practice Saturday. Pittman, whose 23rd birthday was Friday night, also was inactive for Sunday's 17-16 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

Pittman has made five starts while Jackson was sidelined by a thigh injury, and has 283 yards with a 3.7-yard ...

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