Cardinals’ Wilson fined $25,000 for hit on Edwards

Arizona Cardinals safety Adrian Wilson was fined $25,000 for roughing the passer. Specifically, he unnecessarily drove Bills QB Trent Edwards to the ground last week, violating Rule 12, Section 2, Article 12 (2) of the NFL Official Playing Rules, which states that “a defensive player must not unnecessarily or violently throw him down and land on top of him with all or most of the defender’s weight. Instead, the defensive player must strive to wrap up or cradle the passer with the defensive player’s arms.”

In the league’s letter to Wilson, it was noted that he was fined twice in 2007 — for a late hit and a “horse collar” tackle — and that future infractions can lead to increased disciplinary action.

Other fines around the league

  • Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson was fined $10,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct — specifically, participating in a prohibited celebration along with another player.
  • Philadelphia’s Quintin Demps was fined $10,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct — specifically, participating in a prohibited celebration along with another player.
  • Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway was fined $7,500 for a major facemask on Reggie Bush, which was not flagged during the game.
  • Vikings cornerback Antoine Winfield was fined $10,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct — specifically, using the goal post as a prop.
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