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Bucs' safety Black fined $21,000

Punishment comes from hit on Saints' Graham. Terry McCormick

Print This September 20, 2013, 07:32 AM EST
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At least the Tampa Bay Buccaneers might league the league in something - fines.

Safety Ahmad Black told the Tampa Bay Times that he was fined $21,000 for his hit on New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmie Graham on Sunday.

"I'm playing football, though," Black said. "Obviously we've got to change the way we're going out there and playing, but it's for a good cause, the safety of the players. We've got to lower the strike zone."

Through two games, the Bucs have been fined $208,875 thus far this season. That included safety Dashon Goldson, who was originally suspended for one game, but had it overturned and instead was fined $100,000.

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