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    New York Giants offensive lineman Kareem MacKenzie (67) sits on the bench after being removed from the game against the Tennessee Titans in a week 3 NFL football game at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on Sunday September 26, 2010.

    Ahmad Bradshaw's chop block in the end zone cost the Giants a safety in their 29-10 loss to the Titans last Sunday. Now that penalty has cost Bradshaw a $2,500 fine.

    Bradshaw's fine was one of six imposed by the NFL on Friday from the Titans-Giants game.

    The NFL also levied fines of $5,000 each against New York linemen David Diehl, Kareem McKenzie and Adam Koets. Diehl and McKenzie were penalized for unnecessary roughness, and Koets was fined for a major facemask.

    Two Titans players were also fined $5,000 each: cornerback Cortland Finnegan, who threw Giants wide receiver Steve Smith to the ground by his helmet, and Jason Babin, who was fined for a late hit with the crown of his helmet.

    Minnesota's Ray Edwards, Buffalo's Steve Johnson and Kansas City's Shaun Smith received the stiffest punishments Friday of $10,000 each.

    Edwards was fined $5,000 for hitting Detroit quarterback Shaun Hill in the head area, and another $5,000 for unnecessary roughness when he shoved a Lions player.

    Johnson was fined for an inappropriate gesture — pretending to shoot a shotgun — after a touchdown in the Bills' 38-30 loss to New England. Smith struck San Francisco 49ers offensive lineman Anthony Davis in the groin area during a running play in the Chiefs' 31-10 victory.

    Baltimore's Michael Oher and Tom Zbikowski were each fined $5,000 for their actions in the Ravens' game against the Cleveland Browns.

    Oher punched Browns defensive end Robaire Smith after Smith shoved Baltimore tight end Todd Heap following a whistle that had stopped play for a false start. Oher said he was defending his teammate and will not appeal the fine.

    Zbikowski tackled Browns running back Peyton Hillis out of bounds at the end of a 48-yard run. The play drew a penalty for unnecessary roughness.

    Others fined by the league included: Green Bay's Clay Matthews, $5,000 for grabbing Chicago quarterback Jay Cutler by the facemask, and the Packers' Frank Zombo, who was fined $7,500 for hitting Cutler in the head and neck area; Seattle's Earl Thomas, $7,500 for taunting after an interception; and Minnesota's Ryan Cook, $5,000 for an illegal clip.
     

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