Johnson, Finnegan fined $25K each, no suspensions

The NFL has fined Houston

Houston Texans receiver Andre Johnson (80) fights with Tennessee Titans cornerback Cortland Finnegan (31) during the fourth quarter. Both players were ejected.

NEW YORK (AP) -- The NFL has fined Houston's Andre Johnson and Tennessee's Cortland Finnegan $25,000 each but is not suspending them for their fight in Sunday's game.

The league handed out its punishment Monday, one day after the Texans' star wide receiver and Titans cornerback slugged it out in the fourth quarter of Houston's 20-0 victory.

Finnegan set off the brawl by jabbing at Johnson's neck and face mask at the line. Johnson ripped off Finnegan's helmet and landed at least two punches to Finnegan's head and neck. The two spun each other, and Finnegan tore off Johnson's helmet before players and referees intervened.

This is the second time they scuffled. Last season, Johnson was fined $7,500 for taking Finnegan to the ground by the face mask.


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