Detroit rookie right tackle Gosder Cherilus was not fined by the NFL for his hit to Jared Allen’s knees, according to a league spokesman.
Allen suffered a left knee injury when Cherilus, who was on his knees, blocked Allen at the knees as he ran down the line in pursuit on a pass play away from his side. Allen was irate after the play and had to be restrained from going after Cherilus.
One play later, Vikings linebacker Napoleon Harris and Detroit fullback Moran Norris were called for personal fouls with Norris receiving a disqualification for throwing a punch. Both Harris and Norris received $5,000 fines on Friday.
Vikings defensive tackle Fred Evans also was fined $5,000 for his face mask penalty on Kevin Smith.