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Saints safety Rafael Bush fined for Harvin hit

Saints safety Rafael Bush fined for Harvin hit

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin (11) is helped off the field after being injured during the second quarter of an NFC divisional playoff NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in Seattle, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014. Photo: Associated Press, KPUG/AP Photo/Ted S. Warren

NEW YORK (AP) — New Orleans safety Rafael Bush has been fined $21,000 by the NFL for his hit on Seattle’s Percy Harvin during an NFC divisional-round game.

The league confirmed the fine Friday.

Harvin has been ruled out of Sunday’s NFC championship game because of a concussion. The wide receiver did not practice all week and was not cleared through the league’s concussion protocol.

Harvin was belted by Bush on Seattle’s opening possession last Saturday, a hit that drew a 15-yard penalty. He left the game later in the first half after a second hit in which he was jumping for a pass in the end zone. Harvin banged his head on the turf when he came down as he was being hit by safety Malcolm Jenkins.

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