NFL fines Lions' Ziggy Ansah for hit on Jimmy Clausen

Josh Katzenstein
The Detroit News

As expected, Dominic Raiola wasn't the only Lions player punished for an incident in last Sunday's win over the Chicago Bears.

Defensive end Ziggy Ansah received a $22,050 fine this week for an unnecessary roughness penalty that occurred late in the fourth quarter

On Chicago's final drive, quarterback Jimmy Clausen scrambled for a 2-yard run before Ansah made a helmet-to-helmet hit, which drew a 15-yard penalty and the hefty fine.

Clausen suffered a concussion on the play and will not play in the Bears' season finale Sunday.

This is the first fine of Ansah's career.

Bears tight end Martellus Bennett received the same fine, $22,050, for abusive and insulting language directed at an official.