Weatherspoon fined for taking a swing

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon was fined $7,875 after picking up an unnecessary roughness penalty in last Sunday’s 27-26 win over the Washington Redskins.

Weatherspoon was penalized for taking a swing at Redskins offensive lineman Kory Lichtensteiger following William Moore’s second-quarter fumble recovery. Lichtensteiger appeared to shove a celebrating Weatherspoon first, but the official saw the retaliation.

Weatherspoon recently was fined $15,750 for his hit on Buffalo quarterback EJ Manuel in a Week 13 win over the Bills.

Also from last week’s game, running back Steven Jackson was fined $7,875 for grabbing the facemask of Redskins cornerback E.J. Biggers.