Marshall fined for roughness flag in Bears-Vikings

Marshall fined for roughness flag in Bears-Vikings
December 6, 2013, 4:15 pm
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The good news Friday was that wide receiver Brandon Marshall was back at practice Friday after a minor quad strain took him out of Thursday’s work.

The bad news is that Marshall has drawn a fine of $7,875 for a first-quarter roughness penalty against the Minnesota Vikings.

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Back to the good news:

Chris Conte was penalized for a horse-collar tackle of running back Adrian Peterson in the overtime period last Sunday. But the NFL reviewed game film and has concluded that Conte did not use the back of Peterson’s shoulder pads for the stop and has not fined the Bears free safety the customary $15,750 for that infraction.

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And rookie linebacker Jonathan Bostic, flagged for what officials deemed was taunting tight end Chase Ford, did not have a fine tacked onto the incident.