Falcons safety William Moore plans to appeal crown of helmet fine

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Falcons safety William Moore, who just returned to the lineup last week from a separated shoulder, said he was fined $22,050 for a crown-of-the-helmet hit on Cardinals receiver Jaron Brown.

Moore said he plans to appeal the fine. The hit occurred following Brown's 23-yard reception over the middle in the fourth quarter. Moore appeared to be a little shaken up after the hit. No flag was thrown on the play.

It was the first fine for Moore this season. He vowed to clean up his hits after being fined almost $75,000 for illegal hits last season.

"I don't know if I even have a voice in it. All I can do is appeal it," Moore said of the latest fine. "Do I disagree? Yes. Do I dislike it? Yes. I don't feel like that was a fine. But I would like for us to be able to play real football."