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William Moore fined $22,050 for hit on Golden Tate


Falcons safety William Moore is becoming a frequent offender when the league hands out its fines for on-field infractions every week.

PFT confirmed with the league that Moore was fined for the fourth time this season on Friday for hitting Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate in the head when Tate was defenseless. Moore said earlier this week that he was expecting a fine after being flagged during the Falcons loss last weekend.

“I can’t control what they call on the field,” Moore said, via “I just continue to play football; run to the ball. And whatever happens, happens. But at the same time, I hope the NFL looks at it from a player’s standpoint and just knows that we’re out there playing ball. We don’t try and go after defenseless players and try to play dirty. We’re just playing football.”

Moore also complained that Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch was not penalized for grabbing him by the facemask during the game. Lynch also was not fined for the infraction.