Vikings' Smith fined $15,750 for tackle on RG3

Vikings' Smith fined $15,750 for tackle on RG3
October 19, 2012, 4:30 pm
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The NFL has fined Vikings safety Harrison Smith for his horse collar tackle on Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III last Sunday, according to a league spokesman.

Smith was fined $15,750, two weeks after he was ejected from a game for shoving a referee. 

Griffin was scrambling toward the sidelined when Smith dragged the quarterback down from behind, grabbing him around the collar. Griffin scored from seven yards out a play later. 

In the preseason, Smith was fined $21,000 in the preseason for a shoulder-to-head hit on a defenseless player.

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