Hope had a feeling this was coming.
"Hopefully, I won't (be fined), but there are rules and regulations," Hope told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution this week. "I'm not a dirty player. It was just a part of the game. I got caught in a situation where I just made a play on the ball. It was a hit that I didn't think was head to head, but it's probably going to be a fine."
Other fines from around the NFL announced Friday:
» Tennessee Titans safety Jordan Babineaux was docked $7,875 for unnecessary roughness after he grabbed an opponent's facemask against the New York Jets. As for Gang Green, defensive end Quinton Coples was fined $15,750 for unnecessary roughness after he struck Titans quarterback Jake Locker with a helmet-to-helmet hit.
» The hits against Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck just keep on coming. This week, the NFL fined Houston Texans defensive end Antonio Smith $15,750 for unnecessary roughness after he rocked the rookie signal-caller with a helmet-to-helmet hit. A total of $129,000 in fines have been issued to players who have illegally hit Luck, The Indianapolis Star's Mike Chappell points out.
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