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Brian Urlacher double-dips on horse-collar fines

Brian Urlacher

Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher (54) waits for a play to begin in the second half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in Chicago, Sunday, Dec. 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)


For the second week in a row, Bears middle linebacker Brian Urlacher has been fined for a horse-collar tackle.

And it’s starting to add up.

According to Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times, Urlacher will be fined $31,500 for last week’s tackle of Seahawks running back Leon Washington.

Urlacher was fined $15,750 for one on Vikings running back Adrian Peterson the week before.

He won’t get a chance at the trifecta any time soon, as Urlacher could miss the rest of the regular season with a hamstring injury.

UPDATE 12:01 p.m. ET: Jensen updated his previous report, clarifying that the fine schedule calls for doubling for a second offense, but that the league can choose to go above or below. Urlacher was actually fined $21,000.