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Meriweather fined $25K for violent hit

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LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP)

Chicago Bears safety Brandon Meriweather has been fined $25,000 by the NFL for a hit that resulted in an unnecessary roughness penalty during Monday night's 24-13 loss at Detroit.

Meriweather, a two-time Pro Bowl safety with New England, has been a disappointment since he agreed to a one-year deal with Chicago in September. He lost his starting job this week.

The NFL has fined Meriweather before for his hitting, including a $50,000 penalty for a helmet-on-helmet hit on Todd Heap last season.

The league confirmed Meriweather's latest fine on Friday.

The Bears host the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday night.

Tagged: Bears, Brandon Meriweather

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