St. Louis Rams cornerback Cortland Finnegan was fined $10,000 by the NFL for a face mask penalty against Buffalo Bills running back C.J. Spiller, per Dan Hanzus of NFL.com. The play was penalized during the Rams' Dec. 9 game against the Bills, costing the Rams 15 yards in a close game where every yard mattered. The Rams won on a last-minute touchdown by Rams quarterback Sam Bradford.
Physical play and antagonizing opponents are hallmarks of Finnegan's career. Finnegan was again in the headlines earlier this season when Washington Redskins receiver Josh Morgan threw a football at Finnegan in frustration after the conclusion of a play.
This is Finnegan's first season with St. Louis, having spent the first six seasons of his career with the Tennessee Titans.