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Notebook: Matthews fined $15K for late hit on Kaepernick

8:25 PM, Sep. 13, 2013

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Clay Matthews' late hit on Colin Kaepernick in Sunday's 34-28 loss to San Francisco cost the Green Bay Packers' outside linebacker $15,000.

The hit came when Matthews launched into Kaepernick near the sideline on the tail end of a third-and-6 scramble with 9 minutes, 30 seconds left in the first half.

The NFL decided to dock Matthews a quarter of his $60,000 weekly game check for "striking an opponent late." It's still pocket change compared to the $20.5 million signing bonus he received as part of his six-year, $69 million extension this offseason. ...

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