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Posted: Friday September 14, 2012 5:34PM ; Updated: Friday September 14, 2012 5:34PM

NFL fines three for unnecessary roughness

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Taylor Mays's hit on Ed Dickson last Monday was one of a number of hits that drew NFL fines.
Taylor Mays's hit on Ed Dickson last Monday was one of a number of hits that drew NFL fines.
Mitch Stringer-US PRESSWIRE

NEW YORK (AP) -- Safeties Madieu Williams of Washington, Taylor Mays of Cincinnati and Rahim Moore of Denver have been fined $21,000 each by the NFL for unnecessary roughness in Week 1.

Williams made helmet-to-helmet contact with Jimmy Graham when the Saints tight end was defenseless with about three minutes remaining in Sunday's game at New Orleans. Mays did the same to Baltimore tight end Ed Dickson in a Monday night game. Rahim unnecessarily struck defenseless Steelers receiver Emmanuel Sanders in the head and neck area Sunday night.

Houston DE Antonio Smith says he's been fined $21,000 for kicking Miami guard Richie Incognito, who was not disciplined.

Drawing $15,750 fines were Minnesota defensive end Everson Griffen for helmet-to-helmet contact with Jacksonville quarterback Blaine Gabbert, and Dallas tackle Tyron Smith for a horse collar tackle.

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