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Dallas' Woodson Is Fined $75,000

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October 31, 2002|From Associated Press

Dallas Cowboy safety Darren Woodson was fined $75,000 by the NFL on Wednesday for a fourth-quarter hit on Seattle's Darrell Jackson, who had a seizure after the game and spent a night in a hospital.

Woodson did not comment on the fine, but said, "I can't change the way I was taught how to play."

He was fined $7,500 twice before this year for hits, one on Houston tight end Billy Miller and the other on Arizona quarterback Jake Plummer.

Jackson, who has heard in recent days from Woodson, is undergoing more medical tests. He won't play against Washington on Sunday.

Seattle Coach Mike Holmgren indicated that the seizure Jackson had was more serious than initially believed.

"The simple thing of the matter is Darrell almost died," Holmgren said. "That's the deal. Is anything worth that?"

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Indianapolis running back Edgerrin James might sit out Sunday's game against Tennessee because of a partially torn right hamstring. The Colts listed James as doubtful.

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Arizona receiver Bryan Gilmore was put on the injured list after breaking his left leg against San Francisco on Sunday when he crashed into a photographer's camera.

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Former Super Bowl most valuable player Larry Brown, 32, was arrested and charged with writing bad checks at Las Vegas casinos.

Brown, a former cornerback for the Cowboys, was released from jail Monday after agreeing to pay nearly $44,000. He was arrested Oct. 23.

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A skeleton found last month under a fence in rural Afton, Okla., was identified as the former wife of Hall of Famer Gene Upshaw, now executive director of the NFL Players Assn.

It does not appear that Jimmye Lee Hill-Upshaw, who was 59, was the victim of foul play, investigators said.

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