Boston - The NFL has reportedly fined several players for vicious hits that caused concussions in Sunday's action.
According to The Boston Globe, Steelers linebacker James Harrison, Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather and Falcons cornerback Dunta Robinson have all been docked. Harrison's wallet is lighter by $75,000, while Meriweather and Robinson both received a fine of $50,000.
Harrison knocked out Browns receivers Josh Cribbs and Mohamed Massaquoi with a pair of hits, though the one on Cribbs was termed legal. Meriweather hit Ravens tight end Todd Heap, while Robinson knocked out Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson.
The NFL announced that it will begin to suspend first-time offenders of its helmet-to-helmet hit policy on defenseless receivers.