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Mangini says grievances not unusual

Updated: September 28, 2009, 4:48 PM ET
Associated Press

BEREA, Ohio -- Eric Mangini says there's nothing unusual about a player protesting a fine.

Players union spokesman George Atallah confirmed on Sunday that the NFLPA has filed a formal grievance over Mangini fining a player $1,701 for not paying a hotel for a $3 bottle of water.

"Grievances are common. People grieve with every single team," Mangini said Monday. "It's not unique at all. I guess what would be more surprising is if 90 percent of fines aren't grieved. That's not ...

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