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Three NFL players fined, but not suspended, for dangerous hits

October 19, 2010 |  3:01 pm

Three players who delivered dangerous hits that apparently helped bring about an NFL policy change were fined, but not suspended, by the league Tuesday.

Nfl-logo_187 James Harrison of the Pittsburgh Steelers was fined $75,000 while Brandon Meriweather of the New England Patriots and Dunta Robinson of the Atlanta Falcons will be out $50,000 for their actions in Sunday's games.

As reported earlier Tuesday, suspensions for dangerous and flagrant hits, particularly those involving helmets, will take place immediately in the NFL and could even be given to players for incidents occurring in last weekend's games.

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said the league decided to give players fair warning before issuing suspensions. Aiello added that teams will receive a memo Wednesday about the changes in disciplinary action.

-- Chuck Schilken

The Associated Press contributed to this report.