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November 29, 2012

Earl Thomas fined for hit on Miami's quarterback

RENTON, Wash. — Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas says he has been fined by the NFL for his roughing the passer penalty against Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill last week.

Thomas first tweeted about the fine, then confirmed it during the open locker room Wednesday. Thomas indicated in his tweet that he was fined $15,000.

Thomas’ play became a huge turning point in the Dolphins’ rally for a 24-21 win. Thomas came rushing at Tannehill and leapt in the air trying to knock down the pass, coming down and hitting Tannehill. The penalty wiped out

a Seattle interception in the end zone and Miami scored on the next play to tie the game at 14-14 early in the fourth quarter.

Asked about the fine, Thomas said, “it’s the NFL. That’s all I’ve got to say about it.”

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