NFL slaps fines on Mason, McAlister

October 15, 2005|By JAMISON HENSLEY

Ravens receiver Derrick Mason and cornerback Chris McAlister were fined $5,000 apiece by the NFL yesterday for unsportsmanlike conduct in Sunday's 35-17 loss to the Lions in Detroit.

Mason was disciplined for "violently" throwing the ball away in the fourth quarter, an NFL spokesman said. McAlister was fined for spiking the ball on receiver Kevin Johnson after making an interception in the second quarter.

Nose tackle Maake Kemoeatu was not fined by the NFL after getting flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct. He gave a double pelvic thrust to the Ford Field crowd.

Earlier this week, defensive end Terrell Suggs and safety Ed Reed each received fines of $15,000 for making "impermissible contact" with game officials. The final tally from the Ravens' meltdown on Sunday: four fines totaling $40,000.

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