Eagles defensive end Jason Babin was fined $15,750 for roughing Browns quarterback Brandon Weeden in last Sunday’s 17-16 win. The NFL determined that Babin “unnecessarily” drove Weeden into the ground, according to a league spokesman.
Per the collective-bargaining agreement, fines increased 5 percent this season, so a $15,000 fine last year is $15,750 this season.
The Eagles take on the Ravens tomorrow, while the Browns travel to take on the Cincinnati Bengals. It’s doubtful that this little fine will change Babin’s behavior at all throughout this season, but it’s nice to see a bit more punishment going out for his big hit on Sunday in Cleveland.
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