Patriots' Sanders fined $7,500 for hit

Updated: January 8, 2010, 5:19 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- New England defensive back James Sanders has been fined $7,500 by the NFL for unnecessary roughness.

Sanders hit defenseless receiver David Anderson in last week's loss at Houston. He hit Anderson in the back as Anderson was falling, trying to make a catch in the end zone.

Also Friday, Arizona Cardinals linebacker Chike Okeafor was fined $7,500 for a facemask penalty on Packers quarterback Matt Flynn in Green Bay's victory last Sunday.

Rams defensive end Chris Long was fined $7,500 for a head-butt of tackle Chris Patrick in a loss to San Francisco.


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