Source: Alex Henery slapped with excessive fine

Source: Alex Henery slapped with excessive fine
September 27, 2013, 4:15 pm
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Alex Henery has been fined $15,750 for his horse collar tackle against the Chiefs last week. (AP)

Alex Henery missed a field goal against the Kansas City Chiefs. He also committed a penalty that hit him hard in the wallet.

The NFL fined the Eagles’ third-year kicker $15,750 for his horse-collar tackle in the third quarter on former Eagles safety Quintin Demps during a kick return in last Thursday’s 26-16 loss to Kansas City at the Linc, according to a league source.

Right after Henery’s 29-yard field goal cut Kansas City’s lead to 16-9, his kickoff went six yards deep in the Chiefs’ end zone.

Demps took the ball out of the end zone and made safety Patrick Chung miss at the 15-yard line before Henery dragged him out of bounds around the 31. Henery not only horse-collared Demps but was also flagged 15 yards for a facemask, which was declined.

Here’s the video evidence, which is a little blurry:

As you can see, Henery’s hands are on Demps’ facemask. They eventually make their way onto Demps’ collar.

Here’s Chung missing the tackle near the 15, forcing Henery into action ...