From Jenny Vrentas of the Star Ledger:
Falcons safety Chris Hope was fined $30,000 by the NFL after leveling Giants receiver Victor Cruz during the third quarter of Sunday’s game. Hope received a 15-yard unnecessary roughness penalty on the play, and the league fined him for striking an opponent in the head and neck area.
Hate to tell you so, but we called it at the time, and were a tad bit conservative on the fine….
— SNYGiants (@SNYGiants) December 16, 2012
Ralph also nailed it….
That was as dirty and illegal a play as you’re going to see in the NFL. Hope launched, speared and hit him late, all in one.
— Ralph Vacchiano (@RVacchianoNYDN) December 16, 2012
In addition, CB Corey Webster and Atlanta were both fined $7,875 for a fight which drew unsportsmanlike conduct penalties on both players.