Three Vikings incur NFL fines

Updated: November 27, 2003, 9:51 PM ET
Associated Press

MINNEAPOLIS -- Randy Moss has been fined by the NFL -- again.

Randy Moss

The Minnesota Vikings star receiver was notified by the league that he was fined $5,000 for spiking a ball at the foot of Detroit cornerback Dre' Bly, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported Thursday.

Moss was penalized 15 yards for unsportsmanlike conduct on the play in Sunday's 24-14 win.

An NFL spokeswoman; Vikings executive vice president Mike Kelly; and Moss' agent, Dante DiTrapano, did not immediately return calls from The Associated Press.

Moss' latest fine brings his total to more than $100,000 since 1999.

Vikings coach Mike Tice defended Moss this week, saying it was a bad penalty. Tice said Moss told him that he didn't know Bly, who pushed Moss hard out of bounds, was behind him.

Two other Vikings were fined as well. Defensive end Kenny Mixon was fined $5,000 for roughing Detroit quarterback Joey Harrington. Safety Corey Chavous was fined $2,500 for throwing the football into the stands after his 32-yard interception return for a touchdown.

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