Antoine Winfield fined for hit that cut Jay Cutler's chin

Minnesota Vikings cornerback Antoine Winfield has been fined $7,500 for his hit on Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler that opened a wound on his chin.

Cutler required three stitches to close the cut during the Bears’ 40-14 victory on Monday night at TCF Bank Stadium on the campus of the University of Minnesota.

Winfield was not called for a penalty on the play when he hit Cutler, wrapped up and then had his helmet slide up into Cutler’s chin.

Chicago Bears rookie safety Major Wright was fined $10,000 by the NFL for leading with his helmet on a hit against Vikings quarterback Joe Webb.

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