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HOUSTON Houston Texans linebacker Tim Dobbins has been fined $30,000 for what the league is deeming a helmet-to-helmet hit that gave Chicago s Jay Cutler a concussion.

Needless to say, he wasn t happy to get the letter from the league notifying him of the fine.

I was very shocked, said Dobbins on Wednesday after practice. That s a lot of zeroes on that paper.

The tackle which provoked the fine came in the second quarter of the Texans 13-6 win on Sunday night. Dobbins maintains that he didn t realize that Cutler was throwing the ball.

It s way too high and I didn t even do anything wrong. I m not a dirty player, said Dobbins. I m disappointed. I didn t know if he was going to run the ball or if he was going to pass the ball. I felt like he was past the line and I tried to get a clean hit on him and it just didn t work out.

Cutler was past the line of scrimmage and called for an illegal forward pass on the play, and Dobbins was flagged for unnecessary roughness.

I felt like it was a clean hit until I looked at the film, said Dobbins. I mean, it looked like I got a little bit of the helmet but I definitely didn t try to.

Dobbins said he is appealing the fine through his agent.

On YouTube: Jay Cutler Knocked Out By Texans Defender Dobbins

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