Redskins’ Brian Orakpo wins appeal over fine

October 30, 2013


Brian Orakpo, front, has had his fine reversed. (Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post)

Brian Orakpo won his appeal, and the $15,750 fine for roughing the passer was reversed.

Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo won his appeal for the fine leveled against him for a roughing the passer call against the Chicago Bears in Week 7, Coach Mike Shanahan said.

The penalty came on third-and-eight in the third quarter. Orakpo hit backup Bears quarterback Josh McCown just shortly after the passer released the ball on an incomplete pass.

Orakpo and the Redskins argued the call, but the penalty stood, and days later, Orakpo received a fine of $15,750.

Orakpo appealed late last week, learned this week that he had won, and that the fine was reversed.

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What’s ahead:

● The Redskins practice Thursday at 1 p.m., preparing for Sunday’s home game against the San Diego Chargers.

● Fred Davis opens up about being inactive and why he didn’t expect to be traded.

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Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.
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