Houston Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson fined $24K for helmet-to-helmet hit

Houston Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson (25) was called for a targeting penalty on this hit against San Diego Chargers' Dontrelle Inman (15) Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

NEW YORK (AP) - Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry and Houston Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson have each been fined $24,309 by the NFL for helmet-to-helmet hits last weekend.

Berry was docked Friday after he made direct contact with the helmet of Denver backup running back Kapri Bibbs in the first quarter of the Chiefs' 30-27 overtime victory last Sunday night. Bibbs left the game to be evaluated for a concussion, but later returned.

Jackson's hit on San Diego's Dontrelle Inman came in the fourth quarter of the Texans' 21-13 loss last Sunday and knocked the Chargers wide receiver's helmet off after a 25-yard reception.

Carolina backup quarterback Derek Anderson was fined $12,154 after being flagged for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for yelling at an official from the sideline in the second quarter of the Panthers' 35-32 loss at Oakland.

Panthers linebacker A.J. Klein was also docked $9,115 for a facemask penalty.




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