Report: Vikings safety Harrison Smith fined for unnecessary roughness

Saturday October 20th, 2012

Tarik El-Bashir, Redskins insider CSN-Washington reports that Minnesota Vikings safety Harrison Smith was fined $15,570 for unnecessary roughness in the Oct. 14 game.


Smith has made himself integral to the Vikings defense as a rookie, but has had his share of trouble this season. He was fined earlier this season for a shoulder-to-head hit in the Vikings-Chargers match up. The first fine was also a result of unnecessary roughness, and cost Smith $21,000.

On Oct. 8, Smith was ejected from the Vikings-Titans game with 11 minutes remaining for shoving an official. Smith did not face a fine or suspension for it.

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