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St. Louis Rams CB LaMarcus Joyner Fined For Hit On Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater

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The Rams' cornerback has been fined $23,152 for his illegal hit last Sunday.

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That late hit from St. Louis Rams CB Lamarcus Joyner on Minnesota Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater in Week 9 resulted, of course, in a 15-yard penalty. It's now taking a chunk out of Joyner's pocket as well.

The Rams' corner has been fined $23,152 for the late hit that left Bridgewater frighteningly unconscious on the field for a while. Bridgewater did not return to the game after the hit, replaced by Vikings backup QB and former Rams QB Shaun Hill. No suspension will be forthcoming for Joyner.

Joyner, who grew up in Miami, Florida, as did Bridgewater, said he was not intentionally trying to injure Bridgewater, though that obscures the result behind the intent. Jeff Fisher was less apologetic.

Of course on the other side, Vikings Head Coach Mike Zimmer was less than overjoyed at the circumstances suggesting that had they "been out in the street" (which is a bad place to play NFL football, BTW), the hit would have been grounds to go at it.

In any case, the penalty adds to a reputation for Rams Head Coach Jeff Fisher and Defensive Coordinator Gregg Williams that is hardly newly-formed.