Tretter fined $16K for leg whip

Weston Hodkiewicz
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Green Bay Packers offensive lineman JC Tretter was fined $16,537 for a leg whip in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 53-20 win over the Philadelphia Eagles.

Green Bay Packers offensive lineman JC Tretter.

Tretter spun out after appearing to miss a cut block on Eagles linebacker Trent Cole with about 4 minutes left in the fourth quarter. After Cole dodged inside, Tretter's left leg swung around and hit Cole's right thigh, knocking him down and drawing a 15-yard unnecessary roughness penalty.

It's only the second reported fine a Packers player has received this season for an in-game incident. The other came in Week 2 when tight end Andrew Quarless was fined $8,268 for grabbing the face of New York Jets defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson during a scrum.

Tretter is expected to appeal the fine, which comes out to 56.8 percent of his weekly game check of $29,117.65.

Additionally, Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez wasn't fined by the NFL for his low block on Packers defensive lineman Datone Jones during Julius Peppers' 52-yard interception return in the third quarter.

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