Rocky McIntosh Fined $15,750

Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz was clamoring for a penalty when Jon Bostic hit Kris Durham in the back after Durham recovered an onside kick to clinch the Lions’ 40-32 win over the Chicago Bears last week.

Officials never threw a flag on the play, and on Friday the NFL confirmed it did not fine Bostic for that hit or Bears safety Major Wright for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Calvin Johnson that offended some Lions.

“We talk a lot about player safety and things like that and he’s laying prone on the ground, is giving himself up and takes a helmet right to the back and we don’t any call there,” Schwartz said Sunday of Bostic’s hit on Durham. “It’s a little hypocritical to talk about player safety when we allow that to not get called. But Kris toughed it out and he had to hold onto that ball and he did.”

Lions linebacker Rocky McIntosh was fined $15,750 for his horse-collar tackle on Devin Hester on a second-quarter punt return.

McIntosh was previously fined $7,875 for a personal foul in the preseason.

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