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Trueblood fined $5,000 for Bears scrum



UPDATE, 4:02 p.m.: We've now learned from the NFL that Donald Penn was also fined $5,000 for a separate incident that resulted in his being flagged for unnecessary roughness in the first quarter.

Specifically, Penn unnecessarily struck an opponent in the head area, according to an NFL spokesman.

-- Stephen F. Holder

12:50 p.m.: Bucs tackle Jeremy Trueblood was fined $5,000 by the NFL for his involvement in an altercation with Bears defensive lineman Adewale Ogunleye in the Bucs' 27-24 overtime win over Chicago last Sunday.

Trueblood said it's the sixth time has has been fined during his career. It matches the $5,000 fine the league slapped on Bears defensive back Charles Tillman for his personal foul on Bucs receiver Michael Clayton -- a play that extended Tampa Bay's game-winning drive. Clayton said Friday he has not been notified of any impending fines.

Trueblood, who was not penalized on the play, was accused of being 'dirty,' by Bears defensive lineman Tommy Harris earlier this week. Trueblood said he was set off when an unidentified Bears player grabbed his groin on the play.

Meanwhile, Bucs defensive end Greg White was fined $7,500 for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan Sept. 14.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 3:12pm]


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