Vikings' Allen fined for hit on Louis
November 28, 2012, 4:29 pm
Jared Allen's blindside hit on Lance Louis in Sunday's game put the Bears offensive lineman on injured reserve with a torn ACL, but it came at a cost to Allen, too.
CSNChicago's John "Moon" Mullin confirms Allen was fined $21,000 by the league Wednesday for the hit.
Allen is known as a ferocious defender, with 112 sacks and 27 forced fumbles over his nine-year career, but is not typically considered a "dirty" player.
"He's not that type of player," Bears quarterback Jay Cutler said Wednesday before word of the fine came down. "I was surprised by it. He's not that type of guy. He plays extremely hard, does things the right way. I've always respected him.
"It kind of caught me off guard. You look at the play and he hit him in the head. He did all the things you shouldn't do...I don't think it's indicative of the type of person or player he is."
Cutler and Bears receiver Brandon Marshall are familiar with Allen -- who began his career with the Kansas City Chiefs -- from their days in the AFC West.
"I'm with Jay; it surprised me," Marshall said Wednesday. "Since I've been in the AFC West...he's always been a competitor, a good sport. So that shocked me, seeing that play. I know he's aggressive and plays physical, so I wasn't surprised by him cracking back but to launch at Lance's head, that was a little shocking."
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