New York, NY (Sports Network) - Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Dominique
Rodgers-Cromartie was fined $21,000 on Friday for an illegal hit.
The infraction occurred in the team's preseason opener against the Steelers,
when Rodgers-Cromartie launched himself into Byron Leftwich's head and neck as
the backup quarterback released a pass.
Rodgers-Cromartie was called for a 15-yard roughing the passer penalty on the
The minimum fine for hits of this nature is $21,000.
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