Conte fined $21K for hit on Panthers WR LaFell

Updated: November 2, 2012, 5:35 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Bears safety Chris Conte has been fined $21,000 by the NFL for striking Panthers receiver Brandon LaFell in the head and neck area when LaFell was defenseless.

Conte made the hit in Chicago's 23-22 victory over Carolina last Sunday. The league announced the fine Friday, and Conte has appealed.

Fined $15,750 were Raiders defensive lineman Richard Seymour, Giants defensive lineman Chris Canty, Jets linebacker Marcus Dowtin and Titans rookie defensive tackle Mike Martin.

Seymour ...

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