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Cowboys' Adams fined $12,500 for plays vs. Giants

 

(AP) – 21 hours ago

 

IRVING, Texas — Cowboys left tackle Flozell Adams has been fined $12,500 by the NFL for kicking two New York Giants on Sunday, making it two straight games he's been fined.

 

Adams was punished not only for the second-quarter play that left Justin Tuck with a shoulder injury, but also for doing it to Osi Umenyiora in the fourth quarter.

 

Adams was flagged for kicking Tuck, but not for the swipe at Umenyiora. After the game, Tuck called it a "bush league play," and Adams shot back Monday, saying he didn't know Tuck was hurt, adding, "From a supposed kick? Tell him to stay up. It ain't my fault."

 

On Wednesday, Tuck got his turn to respond.

 

"Normally, people go to the Pro Bowl for blocking people, not tripping people. So maybe he should keep his feet on the ground," Tuck said. "We're not going to get into a war of words here, we are going to let it be what it is, and I'll see Flozell when we play them again."

 

The rematch is Dec. 6 at Giants Stadium.

 

Adams also was fined $5,000 for an unnecessary roughness penalty against Tampa Bay in the opener, which Adams said he wants to appeal.

 

AP Sports Writer Tom Canvanan in East Rutherford, N.J., contributed to this story.

 

Copyright © 2009 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

 

Source: The Associated Press

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