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DeSean Jackson of the Philadelphia Eaglers returns a

DeSean Jackson of the Philadelphia Eaglers returns a punt in the first quarter against the Giants on Nov. 20, 2011. Credit: Getty Images

Eagles defensive tackle Trevor Laws was fined $7,500 for unnecessary roughness when he drilled Eli Manning after an interception on Sunday, a play the NFL called “late and away from the play.” The NFL also fined DeSean Jackson $10,000 for taunting the Giants’ sideline and flipping the ball at defensive coordinator Perry Fewell after a long reception.

“I just thought that it was a hotly-contested game at that moment and I just thought he made an error in judgment,” Fewell said of Jackson’s actions. “He was just excited about the catch and I think he probably just did it by mistake. I don’t think he did anything intentionally. It shocked me. I was surprised by it. But it wasn’t about me and it wasn’t about him at that time. It was about me getting the next call off and let’s play a football game.”

The NFL did not fine Chris Snee for retaliation after the Laws hit, not did it fine Cullen Jenkins for his hit on D.J. Ware that looked like it might have been a helmet-to-helmet connection.
 

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