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Texans' Whitney Mercilus fined $15,000 for hit on Joe Flacco

Outside linebacker was flagged for roughing the passer in third quarter of Ravens' 30-9 win

By Aaron Wilson

The Baltimore Sun

9:25 PM EDT, September 25, 2013

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Houston Texans outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus was fined $15,000 for his hit Sunday on Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco.

"Thank NFL for my first fine," Mercilus wrote on his official Twitter account. "Unfortunately I feel like it won't be my last as a pass rusher."

Mercilus was penalized for roughing the passer on a hit to Flacco's face during the third quarter of the Ravens' 30-9 win.

Flacco was unhurt, and the Ravens went on to finish the drive with a 1-yard touchdown run by running back Bernard Pierce.

Mercilus intends to appeal the fine.

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