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    Topping the Sporting News’ list of top fines ever levied in the NFL is the only six-figure fine ever imposed, a $100,000 bite out of the paycheck of Detroit Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, for an illegal block thrown this season.
    Kirthmon F. Dozier | Associated Press/Detroit Free Press
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    $87,500, Chicago Bears linebacker Bryan Cox, for obscene gesture and screaming obscenities at officials in 1996.
    Phil Velasquez | Associated Press/Chicago Sun-Times
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    $75,000, Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison, for this flagrant hit in 2010 on Cleveland Browns wide receiver Mohamed Massaquoi.
    Don Wright | Associated Press
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    $75,000, Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Warren Sapp, for physical and verbal actions toward game officials in this 2007 game between the Raiders and Jacksonville Jaguars. This photo shows Sapp receiving his third consecutive unsportsmanlike conduct penalty in the first half.
    Rick Wilson | Associated Press/The Florida Times-Union
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    $75,000, Denver Broncos safety John Lynch (right, shown in an earlier game vs. San Diego), for helmet-to-helmet contact in a 2005 game.
    Lenny Ignelzi | Associated Press
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    $75,000, Jacksonville Jaguars safety Donovin Darius for this clothesline tackle on Green Bay Packers receiver Robert Ferguson in 2004. Darius was ejected from the game after the hit which gave Ferguson a concussion and caused temporary paralysis, from which Ferguson later recovered.
    Morry Gash | Associated Press
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    $75,000, Dallas Cowboys safety Darren Woodson (sacking Washington Redskins quarterback Patrick Ramsey in 2003), for a flagrant hit in 2002.
    Tim Sharp | Associated Press
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    $55,000, Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed (tackling New York Jets wide receiver Chansi Stuckey in 2009), for a hit to the head in 2012
    Gail Burton | Associated Press
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    $52,941, Denver Brocos guard Dan Neil (blocking for quarterback Brian Griese during the 2000-01 season), for two leg whips in a 2001 game.
    David Zalubowski | Associated Press
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    $50,000, Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed, for helmet-to-helmet contact in 2012.
    Patrick Semansky | Associated Press
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    $50,000, Denver Broncos linebacker Joe Mays (right, diving toward Raiders running back Darren McFadden in 2011), for helmet-to-helmet contact in 2012.
    Joe Mahoney | Associated Press
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    $50,000, Atlanta Falcons cornerback Dunta Robinson (right, belting Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin in 2011), for a flagrant hit in 2010.
    Butch Dill | Associated Press
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    $50,000, New England Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather (right, breaking up a pass intended for Baltimore’s Anquan Boldin), for a flagrant hit in 2010.
    Gene Sweeney Jr. | Baltimore Sun/MCT
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    $50,000, Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Ernie Sims (left, teaming with nose tackle Josh Brent (92) stop Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner in 2012), for a flagrant hit in 2010.
    Ron Jenkins | Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT
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    $50,000, Green Bay Packers safety Nick Collins (No. 36, intercepting a pass intended for Baltimore Ravens' Mark Clayton in 2009), for a helmet-on-helmet hit in 2010).
    Jeffrey Phelps | Associated Press
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    $50,000, St. Louis Rams guard Richie Incognito (with the Miami Dolphins in 2013), for two head butts in 2009.
    Wilfredo Lee | Associated Press
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    $50,000, Dallas Cowboys tackle Flozell Adams (hoisting tight end Tony McGee after a 2002 touchdown), for shoving in the back in 2009.
    Steve Hamm | Associated Press
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    $50,000, Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen (pressuring New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees in 2008), for tackling a quarterback’s knees in 2008.
    Carols Gonzalez | Minneapolis Star Tribune/ MCT
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    $50,000, New York Jets safety Eric Smith (left, watching Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow break free), for helmet-to-helmet hit in 2008.
    Julie Jacobson | Associated Press
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    $50,000, Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Warren Sapp, for mistreating officials.
    Peter Cosgrove | Associated Press
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    $50,000, Philadelphia Eagles safety Brian Dawkins (tackling 49ers running back Frank Gore in 2006), for a flagrant hit in 2002.
    Paul Sakuma | Associated Press
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    $50,000, Washington Redskins guard Tre Johnson for fighting and striking officials, as part of this 2009 melee with the Detroit Lions.
    Rick Bowmer | Associated Press
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    $50,000, Detroit Lions safety Mark Carrier (tripping up Green Bay’s Travis Jervey in 1998), for a flagrant hit in 1999.
    Dwight Nale | Knight Ridder
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    $50,000, Oakland Raiders Steve Wisniewski (No. 76, participating in a fracas with the Dallas Cowboys), for unnecessary roughness and bumping an official in 1996.
    Kim D. Johnson | Sacramento Bee
Here are the highest fines levied against players by the NFL, according to the Sporting News. The list is for straight fines for on-field conduct only, not for money lost because of suspensions. The $15,750 fine given to 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks for his hit on New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees doesn't come near to list, which begins at $100,000 and ends at $50,000.
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