MOORE: Woodson fined $75K for hit on Jackson

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David Moore

David Moore has been the senior football writer for FOX Sports since Aug. 2005. He appears weekly on the FSN Baseball Report and MLB on FOX. One more line lorem ipsum dolor sit amet e pluribus unum.

Dallas safety was fined $75,000 for a hit that knocked Seattle¿s out of Sunday¿s game. The size of the fine -- Woodson¿s third of the season -- and the suspensions of San Diego¿s and Denver¿s over the last two weeks sends a strong message that the league is serious about cracking down on what it considers violent hits. Commissioner Paul Tagliabue discussed the topic with owners at the fall meetings Wednesday in New York. Another hit, one by Philadelphia safety that knocked New York receiver out for the season, is under review and is also expected to bring a penalty. Seattle had a second-and-10 on its own 26-yard line with 5:24 to play Sunday when ¿s pass to Jackson fell incomplete. Woodson arrived at the same time as the ball and drilled Jackson with his helmet. The game was stopped as Jackson lay motionless on the field. He eventually got up and was helped off the field with a concussion. He didn¿t return, but was talking to fellow receiver after the game as the players filed to the locker room. In the training room after the game Jackson suddenly went into convulsions. Trainers and players ran out of the locker room and into the hall to yell for a paramedic. He spent the night in a Dallas hospital for observation and returned to Seattle Monday. Seattle coach Mike Holmgren termed the hit as unfortunate rather than dirty, saying, ¿it¿s just one of those things that happen in our business.¿¿ Woodson is regarded as a clean player around the league, a factor that likely prevented a suspension on top of the fine. But he has been fined $7,500 on two other occasions this season for questionable hits against Houston and Arizona. David Moore can be reached at his e-mail address:
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