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Seattle’s Golden Tate Fined Big for hit on Cowboy LB Sean Lee

Otto Greule Jr, Getty Images
Otto Greule Jr, Getty Images

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate has been slapped with a big fine from the NFL league offices for his hit on Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee.

Tate blindsided Lee in the third quarter of Sundays 27-7 loss for Dallas.

The NFL won’t announce the amount until later in the week, but a first offense in this category carries a $21,000 fine under the collective bargaining agreement.

Tate was not flagged for a penalty on the play even though it was a hit on a defenseless player. In fact, the Cowboys were assessed a 15-yard penalty at the end of Russell Wilson’s scramble when Bruce Carter was called for pushing the quarterback out of bounds.

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