NEW YORK -- Two people with knowledge of the decision say the NFL has fined Indianapolis Colts linebacker Gary Brackett $35,000 for his hit on Tennessee Titans long snapper Ken Amato in last Sunday's game.
The two people say Brackett was notified of the league's decision Friday. Both requested anonymity because the league has not announced the fine.
He was called for an illegal blindside block on Amato as the linebacker ran toward the Colts' goal line and hit the long snapper from the side in springing Antoine Bethea for a return off a missed field goal. Titans coach Jeff Fisher called it "vicious."
Brackett has been fined twice this season for illegal hits.