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Falcons CB Robinson fined $40K for hit on Eagles WR Maclin

Cornerback Dunta Robinson of the Atlanta Falcons has been fined $40,000 by NFL Vice President of Football Operations Merton Hanks for a violation of player safety rules, the NFL announced today.

Robinson is a repeat offender of player safety rules. He was fined $25,000 for a 2010 violation of player safety rules (Unnecessary Roughness, Week 6, October 17, 2010). The minimum amount in the 2011 Fine Schedule for a second violation of the rules on hits against defenseless players is $40,000. The fine schedule is distributed to all NFL players in training camp.

In a letter to Robinson, Hanks noted, “Future offenses will result in an escalation of fines up to and including suspension.”

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