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

The Houston Texans' Whitney Mercilus was flagged for this hit on Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco in the third quarter.
The Houston Texans' Whitney Mercilus was flagged for this hit on Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco in the third quarter. (Lloyd Fox, Baltimore Sun)

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."

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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.

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Mercilus intends to appeal the fine.

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