Lions' Whitehead fined $22,050 for illegal hit

Detroit Lions linebacker Tahir Whitehead was fined $22,050 for an ilegal hit on Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Cole Beasley.

Whitehead was hit with a personal foul for hitting a defenseless receiver in the head and beck area.

Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant also was fined $8.268 for taunting.

The Lions are out of the playoffs following their loss to the Cowboys.

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Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.