NFL fines roundup: Erik Walden facing 'hefty fine' for headbutt

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Walden isn't expected to be suspended for his headbutt of Delanie Walker, but he will reportedly receive a "hefty fine" from the NFL.

Colts outside linebacker Erik Walden wasn't ejected for headbutting Delanie Walker on Thursday night and is unlikely to receive a suspension, but he will be the recipient of a "hefty fine" from the NFL, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.

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Walden headbutted Walker in the face shortly after the Titans tight end lost his helmet, which drew an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. Walker said after the game that he felt Walden should have been ejected for the game for such a "bush league" move.

Falcons safety William Moore was on the receiving end of the biggest fine of Week 10, as his helmet-to-helmet hit on a defenseless Golden Tate drew a $22,050 penalty. It is the fourth fine of the year for the hard-hitting strong safety.

Another frequent recipient of fines has been Titans safety Bernard Pollard, who drew a $15,750 fine for a late hit on Chad Henne after the Jaguars quarterback was sliding to get down. Pollard has now accrued $67,750 in fines in 2013.

Dolphins linebacker Philip Wheeler also received a big fine for Week 10, as he drew a $21,000 fine for a high hit of Buccaneers quarterback Mike Glennon. The penalty proved costly, as it afforded the Buccaneers a first down late in the fourth quarter and an opportunity to waste more clock.

Rounding out the rest of the Week 10 fines was a $7,875 fine for Mike Pouncey, after the Dolphins offensive lineman punched Akeem Spence of the Buccaneers, and a $7,875 fine for Colin Kaepernick, who grabbed the facemask of Panthers linebacker A.J. Klein as he attempted to avoid a sack.

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