(SportsNetwork.com) - The NFL has fined San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad
Brooks $15,750 for an illegal hit on New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees during
Sunday's game against the Saints.
Greg Williams, Brooks' agent, confirmed the fine to the Sacramento Bee and
stated that his client is likely to appeal the verdict.
Brooks was assessed a personal foul for striking Brees in the neck during the
fourth quarter in what turned out to be a pivotal play, as Brees fumbled and
the 49ers' Patrick Willis recovered before the turnover was negated due to the
With the drive extended, the Saints went on to tie the contest at 20-20 on a
Garrett Hartley field goal. New Orleans eventually won 23-20 in overtime after
Hartley delivered a 31-yard field goal in extra time.
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