NEW YORK (AP) Five members of the Atlanta Falcons have been
fined by the NFL for violating uniform regulations with tributes to
Michael Vick during last week's Monday night game.
It came hours after the team's suspended Pro Bowl quarterback was sentenced to 23 months in prison on federal dogfighting charges.
After scoring a touchdown, Roddy White displayed a ``Free Mike Vick'' T-shirt under his jersey.
He, tight end Alge Crumpler and cornerbacks DeAngelo Hall and Chris Houston were fined $10,000 each. Crumpler, Hall and Houston all wore black eye strips with written tributes to Vick, which the league called ``displaying an unauthorized personal message.''
Wide receiver Joe Horn was fined $7,500 for pulling up White's jersey to show the black T-shirt with handwritten white lettering.
Hall also had a poster of Vick on the field during pre-game introductions.
The Falcons lost to New Orleans 34-14.