Lions Notes: NFL Fines Stephen Tulloch, Cliff Avril $15,000 Each

  • The NFL handed out several fines for penalties that happened during the Lions-Raiders game. Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch and defensive end Cliff Avril were each fined $15,000 for horse-collar tackles. The penalties happened in a span of three plays on the same drive. For Oakland, linebacker Aaron Curry was hit with a $7,500 fine for celebrating his defensive touchdown by boxing the goal post pad. Raiders defensive back Jerome Boyd was fined $20,000 for his blindside hit that negated a long kick return.
  • Gunther Cunningham had another awesome quote this week. This one was in regards to a question about Calvin Johnson:
    "They need to change his nickname because I think he could kick the crap outta Megatron."
  • Cunningham also had a great response to a question about what a playoff berth would mean to the city of Detroit:
    "It is just the greatest thing that could ever happen to this town. I think one of the things that really upsets me is people don’t know what it is all about here. How beautiful it is and the people are so great. They talk about Detroit like it is old New York. It is not right. We want to prove that point. They call us over aggressive and, yeah, we are. We play for a big reason. We play for this city and for the state."
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