Jun 11, 2013; Lake Forest, IL, USA; Chicago Bears running back Tony Flammetta (43) and Chicago Bears linebacker Jonathan Bostic (57) battle for the ball during minicamp at Halas Hall. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bears' Jon Bostic fined by NFL, Lance Briggs doesn't understand why

Chicago Bears rookie linebacker Jon Bostic laid out San Diego Chargers wide receiver Mike Willie in a preseason game. The hit looked legal, but the NFL has decided to fine Bostic $21,000 for it.

His teammate, linebacker Lance Briggs, doesn’t seemed to agree and is confused by it.

The hit energized the Bears defense and reminded them of Briggs.

“Kind of looked Lance Briggs-esque,” defensive end Corey Wootton said. “Everyone was saying, ‘That’s mini Lance over there.’ It was a heck of a hit by him. He has been having a great preseason. He’s been great so far.”

Here is how the Chicago Tribune explains the fine:

Bostic was fined for a hit against a defenseless receiver for lowering his head and making forcible contact with the top or crown of his helmet. The specific rule is No. 12, Section 2, Article 7 (b) (2) which states “Prohibited contact against a player who is in a defenseless posture is: (2) Lowering the head and making forcible contact with the top/crown or forehead/”hairline” parts of the helmet against any part of the defenseless player’s body.”

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