Vikings' Winfield, Greenway, Ferguson hit with fines

Updated: October 11, 2008, 1:01 AM ET
Associated Press

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The NFL fined Antoine Winfield $10,000 for his celebration of a touchdown on Monday night against the Saints.

Winfield returned a blocked field goal for a score, then jumped onto the goalpost and slid down it like a fire pole. He was flagged for excessive celebration and then fined for using the goalpost as a prop.

Linebacker Chad Greenway was fined $7,500 for his facemask pull of Reggie Bush even though referee Ed Hochuli's crew did not flag him for a penalty. The missed call infuriated Saints coach Sean Payton and resulted in a fumble by Bush recovered by Vikings safety Tyrell Johnson.

Receiver Robert Ferguson was fined $5,000 for a late hit on a punt return in the third quarter.


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