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Lions Notes: NFL Fines Nate Burleson $7,500 For Facemask Penalty

"Nate Burleson made a catch, better throw a flag!"
"Nate Burleson made a catch, better throw a flag!"
  • Sunday's Vikings game is the Lions' 12th straight sellout at Ford Field.
  • Straight from the you-can't-make-this-stuff-up department comes this news: Nate Burleson has been fined $7,500 for the facemask penalty he received during last Sunday's game against the Saints. Although what he did was technically worthy of a penalty, I really don't understand how it was a fineable offense. Then again, this is the same league that fined Burleson for wearing the wrong colored socks and penalized him three times in one game for pass interference. I suppose nothing should come as a surprise with the NFL anymore.
  • Burleson said this week that "zero tolerance" has been instilled and that he doesn't think there will be "many more bonehead mistakes."
  • Nick Fairley was in a boot on Wednesday after tweaking his injured foot against the Saints. This unfortunately indicates that Fairley will probably miss more time because of his foot injury.
  • Aaron Wilson reports that the Lions tried out defensive tackles Daniel Muir and Jovan Haye this week.

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