THE FINE levied on Falcons cornerback Dunta Robinson for his hit on Jeremy Maclin in Week 2 has been dropped from $40,000 to $25,000 on appeal, his agent said.
Jason Chayut said yesterday that the appeal was filed because Robinson did not think the fine "was appropriate."
Robinson was fined $50,000 last year for a hit on DeSean Jackson that caused concussions for both players. That fine was reduced to $25,000 on appeal.
Robinson hit Maclin with the crown of his helmet after Maclin made a 17-yard reception late in the Eagles' Week 2 loss. The play drew a 15-yard penalty. At the time, Maclin said: "It was a dirty hit. That's why he got flagged. If it was a clean hit, he wouldn't have gotten flagged. Whatever is coming his way, he'll get it . We'll kind of see what happens."