Samuel fined $40,000 for helmet-to-helmet hit

PHILADELPHIA - November 24, 2010

Samuel told reporters the amount of the fine before practice Wednesday. He sat out practice because he sprained his knee during the 27-17 win over New York last Sunday night.

Samuel, a three-time Pro Bowl selection, leads the NFL with seven interceptions. He has 42 career picks in eight seasons, but has never been known for being a physical player.

The league has cracked down on hits to the helmet in the last month, with Samuel's fines among the biggest the NFL has handed out.

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