• Chargers’ Melvin Ingram fined $15,750 for hit on Drew Brees

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Oct 12, 2012
    The NFL has fined Chargers rookie outside linebacker Melvin Ingram $15,750 for a hit on Saints quarterback Drew Brees last Sunday night, an NFL spokesman said Friday. Melvin Ingram 's hit on Drew Brees on Sunday night cost the San Diego Chargers On Friday, it cost Ingram. The NFL said it fined the rookie pass-rusher $15,750 for roughing the passer. And now the play has become costly for Ingram, too. Instead, Ingram was flagged for roughing the passer. The first-round pick lowered the crown of his helmet and hit Brees just after the veteran's release of an errant pass. Instead, the touchdown was wiped off the board, the Saints scored on that possession to narrow the deficit to 24-21, and the Saints ended up coming back to win the game 31-24.

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