NEW YORK (AP) Bears safety Chris Conte has been fined $21,000 by the NFL for striking Panthers receiver Brandon LaFell in the head and neck area when LaFell was defenseless.
Conte made the hit in Chicago's 23-22 victory over Carolina last Sunday. The league announced the fine Friday, and Conte has appealed.
Fined $15,750 were Raiders defensive lineman Richard Seymour, Giants defensive lineman Chris Canty, Jets linebacker Marcus Dowtin and Titans rookie defensive tackle Mike Martin.
Seymour was docked for roughing Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel, hitting him after a pass was thrown and knocking Cassel to the ground. Canty was fined for striking Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo with the crown of his helmet.
Dowtin's hit to the head area of Dolphins quarterback Matt Moore got him fined and Martin used his helmet to strike Colts rookie quarterback Andrew Luck in the shoulder.
Fined $10,000 was Dolphins rookie tackle Jonathan Martin for clipping against the Jets.
Minnesota defensive end Jared Allen and Tampa Bay tackle Donald Penn were fined $7,875 each for pulling one another's face masks.
The first big move of NBA Draft night - according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski - was to help Atlanta land Virginia's De'Andre Hunter.
Per Wojnarowski Atlanta has acquired the No. 4 pick from the Pelicans, which they got from the Lakers in the mega-deal for Anthony Davis, for the picks No. 8, 17, and 35. With that fourth overall selection, the Hawks plan to take Hunter.
Hunter, the reigning ACC Defensive Player of the Year and a member of UVA's national championship team this past season, was profiled in NBC Sports Washington's I Am The Prospect series.
In his interview with NBC Sports Washington, Hunter described what he expects draft night to be like for him and his family.
"Draft night's gonna be really emotional. I don't know if I'm gonna cry or not, but I know a few members of my family will be crying, so that'll probably get to me a little bit," Hunter said. "It's gonna be a great moment for not only me but for my family as well."
In another pre-draft trade, the Suns have acquired the No. 11 pick and forward Dario Saric from the Timberwolves for the No. 6 pick, per Wojnarowski.
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It's NBA Draft night! That means prospects are about to begin the most exciting time of their professional lives. It also means they're going to show up in wild, sometimes fly, sometimes ill-advised outfits on the red carpet.
Here's a quick roundup of what everybody's rocking this year.
Bol Bol, Oregon
Is this one of the boldest draft looks ever? Hard to top rhinestone spider webs.
RJ Barrett, Duke
Bright pink suit, custom Canadian flag lining and spiked loafers. A whole lot of look for Barrett.
Zion Williamson, Duke
Williamson went with a cream satin tuxedo without a tie.
Cam Reddish, Duke
Reddish opted for a gold-on-black print jacket and black shirt and pants, finished off with a simple gold chain.
This post will continue updating throughout the night
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