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Chiefs linebacker Anthony Hitchens fined for actions during win at Cleveland

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Kansas City Chiefs Anthony Hitchens played with a rib injury in last weeks game against the Cleveland Browns, and has been preparing this week for the Arizona Cardinals by taking mental reps, watching film and taking part in walkthroughs.

Chiefs linebacker Anthony Hitchens was fined $13,369 as a result of his actions in the team’s win at Cleveland.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">A couple other fines: Then-<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Packers?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Packers</a> S Jermaine Whitehead was fined $10,026 for slapping <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Patriots?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Patriots</a> C Mark Andrews’ facemask. (Also ejected and soon released.) <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Chiefs?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Chiefs</a> LB Anthony Hitchens was fined $13,369 for slapping the ball from David Njoku’s hands after a third-and-goal stop.</p>&mdash; Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) <a href="https://twitter.com/TomPelissero/status/1061378195608494080?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 10, 2018</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>

Hitchens was penalized for slapping the ball out of Njoku’s hands late in the third quarter after a third-and-goal stop. Hitchens tackled the Cleveland tight end by wrapping up his feet. After the play, Njoku looked to shake Hitchens loose and kicked him in the helmet.

Upset, Hitchens got up and slapped the ball from his hands. The Chiefs linebacker earned an unsportsmanlike conduct flag for his actions.

Brooke Pryor

Brooke Pryor covers the Kansas City Chiefs and NFL for The Star.

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