NFL fines Conte $21K for hit on LaFell

Chicago Bears safety Chris Conte was fined $21,000 for contact to the head of a defenseless receiver on the Carolina Panthers' Brandon LaFell on Sunday.

Conte took to Twitter on Thursday to express his displeasure. "21k!? They are joking right ... thought someone was playing a joke on me," Conte tweeted.

Conte was flagged for a penalty on the play which set up first and goal at the Bears' 9-yard line. The Bears kept the Panthers out of the end zone, allowing a 22-yard field goal by Justin Medlock.