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Chris Baker fined for late hit on Vikings' Peterson

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Chris Baker was fined by the league this week for a late hit on Adrian Peterson in the Washington Redskins’ 34-27 loss to the Minnesota Vikings on Nov. 7, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Baker, a nose tackle, was docked $7,875 for hitting Peterson at the conclusion of a nine-yard run with 7:21 remaining in the third quarter. Peterson ran to his right and was tackled just shy of the sideline by Redskins strong safety Reed Doughty, and Baker, in pursuit, looked as though he was unable to stop himself as he pursued the running back and ended up kicking and tripping over Peterson.

The league did not fine Baker after he was called for roughing the passer in the first quarter when he hit quarterback Christian Ponder after the throw. Similarly, the league did not fine Vikings defensive end Jared Allen, defensive tackle Kyle Williams or free safety Andrew Sendejo for any of their hits on Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III.

Fines were also not issued to inside linebacker Perry Riley, who was flagged for unnecessary roughness in the second quarter, or to fullback Darrel Young, who drew a flag for unnecessary roughness at the end of a punt return in the third quarter.

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