NFL fines Broncos' Nalen $25,000 for cut block

Updated: November 22, 2006, 12:48 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Denver Broncos center Tom Nalen has been fined $25,000 by the NFL for a cut block on San Diego's Igor Olshansky in the final minute of the Sunday night's loss to the San Diego Chargers.

Olshansky, who threw a punch and was penalized and ejected from the game, was fined $10,000.

The Broncos have long been criticized by coaches and players from other teams for their system of cut blocking. It is an annual subject at the league meetings and the rules have been modified to penalize certain cut blocks.


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