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NFL Fines Cowboys’ Darren Woodson

October 30, 2002

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NEW YORK (AP) _ Dallas Cowboys safety Darren Woodson was fined $75,000 by the NFL on Wednesday for a hit on Seattle’s Darrell Jackson, who had a seizure after the game and spent a night in the hospital.

The fine was announced after a league meeting at which commissioner Paul Tagliabue said the NFL will continue to take strong measures on hard and high hits on quarterbacks and receivers.

Woodson did not comment on the fine, adding, ``I can’t change the way I was taught how to play.″

He was fined $7,500 twice before this year for hits, one on Houston tight end Billy Miller and the other on Arizona quarterback Jake Plummer.

Woodson hit Jackson high and hard to the head in the fourth quarter Sunday. He was penalized on the play, extending the drive that led to the Seahawks’ winning field goal in a 17-14 victory.

Jackson collapsed in the locker room and had a seizure. He was hospitalized overnight in Dallas and released Monday. He is expected to be fine.

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