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5 players fined for Raiders-Bengals fight

5 players fined for Raiders-Bengals fight

NEW YORK (AP) Four Raiders and one Bengal were fined $26,250 each for fighting in last Sunday's game.

Cincinnati tackle Andrew Whitworth and Oakland defensive linemen Desmond Bryant, Lamarr Houston,

Tommy Kelly and Matt Shaughnessy drew the fines Friday.

The brawl started after a Bengals play was whistled dead because of a false start. Houston tackled quarterback Andy Dalton after the whistle, and Whitworth confronted the lineman, going facemask to facemask.

Later in the week, Whitworth called some of the Raiders ``cowards'' for hitting him during an on-field skirmish.

Redskins cornerback DeAngelo Hall drew two fines that totaled $35,750. He was docked $20,000 for a horse-collar tackle, and $15,750 for a late hit against Dallas.

Fined $21,000 were Panthers running back Mike Tolbert for a blindside block on a kickoff against Philadelphia, and Packers safety Jerron McMillian for helmet-to-helmet contact with defenseless New York Giants tight end Martellus Bennett.

Saints defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley was fined $20,000 for kicking the back of 49ers offensive lineman Alex Boone's helmet.

Also fined $15,750 were Texans defensive end J.J. Watt $15,750 for roughing the passer after he struck Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford in the head and neck area; Chiefs offensive lineman Donald Stephenson for unnecessary roughness against Denver; Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher for a horse-collar tackle on Vikings RB Adrian Peterson; and Rams DE Chris Long for striking Cardinals QB Ryan Lindley in the head.

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler was docked $10,000 for throwing the ball at Minnesota cornerback AJ Jefferson.

Ravens receiver Anquan Boldin was fined $7,875 for a late hit against San Diego.

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Ray Lewis launching bourbon brand for charity, gifting first bottles to Trump, Pence

Ray Lewis launching bourbon brand for charity, gifting first bottles to Trump, Pence

Ravens great Ray Lewis will soon have his own line of bourbons called Ray's Reserve, according to The Spirit Business. 

It won't be a profit-driven enterprise. Instead, only 100 bottles will be produced for charity.

The proceeds from their sale will go to the Time to Shine Scholaship & Internship Program for Women, which helps high-school aged women pursue educational and professional opportunities. 

However, Lewis intends to give the first two bottles away as gifts to incoming president Donald Trump and vice president Mike Pence. 

“I have been thoroughly impressed with president-elect Trump and his desire to help inner city kids and provide better education opportunities for women,” Lewis said.

The bourbon will go on sale starting February 15. 

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Ravens name Joe D'Alessandris new offensive line coach

Ravens name Joe D'Alessandris new offensive line coach

Joe D’Alessandris has been named the Ravens’ new offensive line coach, the team announced Thursday. D’Allesandris was tabbed to replace Juan Castillo, who left the Ravens to become the Bills offensive line coach.

D’Alessandris has been an offensive line coach with the Chargers (2013-15), Bills (2010), and Chiefs (2008-09), and he has been a coach at the college or pro level since 1979.

“I feel very privileged and honored to come work with such a tremendous organization,” said D’Alessandris in a statement released by the team. “I very much look forward to the tremendous opportunity of working for (coach) John Harbaugh and (general manager) Ozzie Newsome on an incredible staff.”

Harbaugh said D’Alessandris had the credentials to improve the offensive line in all areas.

“We had a number of very good, qualified candidates for this position, and we have the right fit with Joe,” Harbaugh said in a statement. “He’s a hard-nosed, experienced coach, who is an excellent teacher. He’ll be able to work with our veterans to get the most out of them, and he’ll take our young linemen to higher levels.”

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