Orakpo fined for hit on Bears QB Josh McCown

Orakpo fined for hit on Bears QB Josh McCown
October 25, 2013, 2:15 pm

Hall gives Orakpo an 'A' for his interception

Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo has been fined $15,750 by the NFL for his hit on Bears quarterback Josh McCown in last Sunday’s game, a league source said Friday.

The play occurred in the third quarter. Orakpo burst through the middle of the line, unimpeded, and unloaded on McCown with a high, hard hit. The fine, the source said, was for driving the quarterback into the ground after McCown had delivered the ball.

Orakpo is appealing the fine, the source added.

In 2011, Orakpo was fined $15,000 for a helmet-to-helmet to hit on Michael Vick.