Pro Bowler Finnegan fined $25K for two hard hits on Houston's Schaub

Updated: December 22, 2008, 12:11 PM ET
Associated Press

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tennessee Titans Pro Bowl cornerback Cortland Finnegan has been fined $25,000 by the NFL for two hard hits on Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub last weekend.

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Finnegan was sanctioned Thursday for a helmet-to-helmet hit and an unnecessary roughness penalty for spearing Schaub on the same series during Tennessee's 13-12 loss to the Texans on Sunday.

Finnegan is tied for second in the NFL with five interceptions.

Finnegan was selected to his first Pro Bowl this week and is known for his aggressive play, but Titans coach Jeff Fisher defended his cornerback saying that both calls were questionable.

Finnegan told The Tennessean he planned to appeal the fine.


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