Lions' Nick Fairley, Willie Young fined for hits on Bears' Josh McCown
Summary of 3 articles · Updated Nov 14, 2013
Defensive linemen Nick Fairley and Willie Young said Thursday that they have both been fined $15,750 by the league for hits on Bears quarterback Josh McCown in the fourth quarter. Allen Park Lions defensive linemen Nick Fairley and Willie Young said they both received fines for hits on Bears quarterback Josh McCown Sunday. Fairley was fined for unnecessary roughness for a hit on McCown after McCown threw a pass while Young was disciplined for a helmet-to-helmet hit on the Bears’ first attempt at a two-point conversion with 40 seconds left to play in the game. Fairley received a penalty for unnecessary roughness on Chicago's final drive for throwing McCown to the ground after a pass. Fairley, a defensive tackle, and Young, a defensive end, said Thursday the price was $15,750, the standard rate for a personal foul against the quarterback. The Lions stopped the second 2-point try when Fairley stuffed running back Matt Forte, sealing the 21-19 victory. Then Sunday against the Lions he came in, as Cutler staggered off with a wounded leg, and drove the Bears to a last-minute touchdown that nearly tied the score.
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