• Jared Allen fined $21,000 for season-ending hit

    Summary of 8 articles · Updated Nov 29, 2012
    Defensive end Jared Allen was fined $21,000 for his blindside hit on Bears guard Lance Louis in Sunday’s game. The NFL fined Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen $21,000 for his blindside hit that ended Bears guard Lance Louis’ season. Allen was fined $21,000 for the hit on Wednesday, according to a person with knowledge of the punishment who spoke on condition of anonymity because the league had not announced the fine. Speaking Thursday for the first time since the NFL fined him $21,000 for the play, Allen reiterated his sorrow that Louis was injured but remained skeptical of whether the hit was illegal. Allen might not have been trying to hit Louis in a way that caused a season-ending injury, but as an NFL player he is responsible for knowing that his hit is precisely the type of play the NFL is trying to outlaw. Allen hit Louis with a block after an interception by Antoine Winfield. For those interested, one of the definitions of a defenseless opponent is this: "A player who receives a 'blindside' block when the blocker is moving toward or parallel to his own end line and approaches the opponent from behind or from the side."
    • Jared Allen feels bad about ending Lance Louis’s season

      A blindside block on an interception return cost Vikings defensive end Jared Allen a $21,000 NFL fine and cost Bears guard Lance Louis the rest of his season when he hurt his knee on the play. Now Allen is saying he’s sorry. “I feel bad he got hurt,”
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    • Vikings' Allen fined $21K for hit against Bears

      Jared Allen's hit on Lance Louis knocked the Chicago Bears guard out for the rest of the season and earned the Minnesota Vikings defensive end plenty of scorn from his division rivals.
      Source: ESPN.com
  • Jared Allen: 'There was no intent in it'

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- The Chicago Bears were not happy with the hit that ended right guard Lance Louis' season, and even mild-mannered coach Lovie Smith publicly upbraided Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen for it. Speaking Thursday for the fi…
    Source: ESPN.com
  • NFL finds Jared Allen's hit illegal

    On a busy day of NFL finances here in the NFC North, the latest news is the NFL's $21,000 fine given to Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen for his hit on Chicago Bears lineman Lance Louis last Sunday at Soldier Field. The fine was the league's …
    Source: ESPN.com

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