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Hey NFL: A good use for Falcon fines

Just a little item from the "What if ..." department.

What if those fines to be collected by the NFL against five Atlanta Falcons players after they showed support for disgraced quarterback Michael Vick were passed on to a worthy dog-related cause?

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I'm not sure what the NFL normally does with its fine money, but what if it -- and maybe a little extra -- was forked over to, say, one of the organizations caring for Vick's former dogs?

Go down two entries to find the list, if that helps.

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The five Falcons' displays came during the Falcons nationally televised loss to the New Orleans Saints last Monday.

Tight end Alge Crumpler, cornerbacks DeAngelo Hall and Chris Houston and wide receiver Roddy White were fined $10,000 each. Hall and Crumpler wore black eye strips with writing on them supporting Vick. Hall also carried a poster supporting Vick which he taped to the back of the bench where players sit. White wore a "Free Mike Vick" shirt underneath his jersey, which he showed after scoring a touchdown. Wide receiver Joe Horn was fined $7,500 for pulling up White's jersey.

It has not been made clear exactly what Houston did to violate the code.

Vick was sentenced to 23 months in jail on federal dogfighting charges Monday.

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