League fines Cliff Avril $15,000 for horse collar

The highly fined Detroit Lions added another violation.

Defensive end Cliff Avril was fined $15,000 by the NFL for a horse-collar tackle of Oakland Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. Avril was credited with a sack on the play but got zapped by the league.

According to the report, it marks the fourth consecutive game the Lions have had a player fined/suspended. That’s not completely unusual because often times the league will fine players and those violations will never be reported. But the Lions certainly have been a magnet for attention from the league when it reviews game film.

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