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Kam Chancellor surprisingly not fined this week

Kam Chancellor, Fred Davis

Washington Redskins’ Fred Davis, right, runs past Seattle Seahawks’ Kam Chancellor, left, after catching a pass for a touchdown in the first quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2011, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)


Two weeks ago, Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor was fined $20,000 for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Ravens receiver Anquan Boldin. One week ago, Chancellor was fined $40,000 for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Rams tight end Lance Kendricks.

Amazingly, Chancellor didn’t learn his lesson and delivered another hit on a defenseless receiver -- Washington’s Santana Moss -- on Sunday. Even more amazingly, Chancellor wasn’t fined this time around.

A league source tells PFT that Chancellor escaped a fine this week.

We haven’t heard an explanation about why Chancellor’s hit on Moss -- which sure looked like a violation of the league’s rules protecting defenseless receivers -- didn’t draw a fine. But the lack of a fine adds even more confusion to the already confusing standards the NFL uses to decide who gets fined and who doesn’t.

For his part, Chancellor has said he’s not trying to take cheap shots and doesn’t think he needs to change the way he plays. For this week, at least, the league office agrees with him.