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Robinson nailed with a $50,000 fine for hit on Jackson Sunday

The NFL has done as promised, handing down a hefty fine for what they consider dangerous hits around the league from this past Sunday.

The Falcons Dunta Robinson was right in the middle of it, as he was hit with a $50,000 fine for his launching hit on Eagles WR DeSean Jackson in Sunday’s 31-17 loss in Philly.

Ray Anderson, the NFL’s executive vice president of football operations, stated on Monday that suspensions could start immediately for any future hits from players around the league like those that were laid down Sunday.

Robinson says he will appeal the fine.

“I am disappointed by the NFL’s ruling,” Robinson said in a statement released by his agent. “I recognize the goal is to protect all players — from the Pee Wee level on up — however, this was a bang-bang hit situation where I did not lead with my helmet, and therefore I will appeal. Although it was a violent hit, my hit did not violate the NFL’s rules, and I was playing the game the way I always have. I am not a dirty player and have never been characterized as one.”

Steelers LB James Harrison ($75,000) and Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather ($50,000) also were hit with big fines for hits on Sunday in their teams games.

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