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Falcons S Chris Hope and WR Roddy White received fines from the NFL for their roles in minor incidents in their team's 34-0 blowout win over the Giants in Week 15.
Atlanta Falcons safety Chris Hope and wide receiver Roddy White were fined by the NFL on Friday, according to Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Hope was fined $30,000 for a helmet-to-helmet hit on New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz last Sunday. Earlier in the week, Hope told the AJC's D. Orlando Ledbetter that there was "probably going be a fine" headed his way, so Friday's news wasn't much of that at all to the 11-year veteran.
Meanwhile, White's wallet will be $7,875 lighter after being penalized for having a minor dust-up with Giants cornerback Corey Webster. Webster was fined the same amount by the league on Friday for his role in the incident.
Of course, all of this may be a small price to pay for the Falcons, who improved to 12-2 on the season with their 34-0 rout over the Giants. This week, they'll look to continue their momentum against the Detroit Lions at 8:30 p.m. ET on Saturday.