Atlanta Falcons rookie strong safety Keanu Neal told ESPN he had a $24,309 fine for an illegal hit cut in half after going through the NFLs appeals process.Neal received the fine after the league initially determined he hit defenseless Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews?in Week 10. Neal was not flagged, but the Eagles publicly complained about the play.Neals hearing was Nov. 29 with former NFL wide receiver James Thrash -- formerly of the Eagles.My agent was telling me yesterday, and basically its like $12,000-something now, Neal said of the reduced fine. Thats really helpful. Thats a good feeling, because it sucks getting fined like that. But to get some back is always a good thing.In that Week 10 contest, Matthews was the target on a third-and-12 crossing route with 10:56 remaining in the game. As the ball arrived, so did Neal, who delivered a punishing hit. After the game, which the Eagles won 24-15, Matthews made it clear he was not happy with the non-call.I definitely think it was a penalty, Matthews said. My helmet was bent. I had to get a new face mask. I had to change out my face mask and my visor. I dont know what they saw, but at the end of the day, we got the win. So I will take a bloody lip if we get a win.Neals plea to Thrash was a simple one.That it was a close game and I wasnt attempting to hit him in the helmet, Neal said. I was just playing ball. I was just trying to make the play. I was leading with my shoulder and everything. Thats really all I said. [Thrash] was pretty chill about it.Neal, the first-round draft pick from Florida, has delivered a number of crushing hits already this season, including one against Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald, for?which he was flagged for a defenseless hit. The league appears to have viewed it as a clean hit, however, as Neal was not fined.Falcons coach Dan Quinn has spoken to Neal about lowering the strike zone but said he is not concerned that the rookie is a dirty player.Hes a factor in terms of the way that he hits, but he does so not with the intent of using his head, Quinn said. Were trying to shoulder tackle, but doing it the very hardest way possible to know that when you come inside, hes going to hit you. And were going to hit you in the right spot. But its going to be physical. China Jerseys NFL . The recently retired Stern was elected Friday to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and will be enshrined with the class of 2014 on Aug. Clearance NFL Jerseys . A lawyer for MLB, Matthew Menchel, confirmed Wednesday the league dropped its case against Biogenesis of America, its owner Anthony Bosch and several other individuals. The lawsuit had accused Biogenesis and Bosch of conspiring with players to violate their contracts by providing them with banned performance-enhancing substances. http://www.wholesalejerseysonline.net/ . The International Olympic Committee released the official list of bid cities on Friday after the deadline for applications had passed. The candidates -- all previously announced in their own countries -- are: Almaty, Kazakhstan; Beijing; Krakow, Poland; Lviv, Ukraine; Oslo, Norway; and Stockholm. Cheap Jerseys Online Shop . -- There were so many positives from the Orlando Magics first victory of the season that it was hard for coach Jacque Vaughn to stop praising his players. Stitched NFL Jerseys . The 20-year-old Pelicans big man glanced up and smiled widely at the well-wishers -- a fitting end to a day he wont soon forget. Davis responded to his selection earlier in the day as a Western Conference All-Star with 26 points and 10 rebounds, and the New Orleans Pelicans overcame a 10-point fourth-quarter deficit to defeat the Minnesota Timberwolves 98-91 on Friday night. LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraska senior receiver Jordan Westerkamp will miss the Music City Bowl against Tennessee because of a knee injury.Coach Mike Riley announced Thursday that the Cornhuskers leading receiver was hurt in a noncontact play Wednesday. Riley said Westerkamp would undergo surgery to repair his meniscus and that it would take about three months to heal.Westerkamp caught 38 passes for 526 yards and five touchdowns in 10 games. He missed two games because of a back iinjury.dddddddddddd Mike Riley said Brandon Riley becomes the starter at slot receiver.Westerkamp will finish his Nebraska career having caught at least one pass in 36 consecutive games, one off the school record.The Cornhuskers already are without starting quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr., who is questionable for the bowl with a hamstring injury. Cheap Stitched JerseysChina JerseysJerseys From ChinaWholesale NFL Womens JerseysCheap NFL Jerseys OutletWholesale Throwback JerseysWholesale Jerseys 2019Jerseys WholesaleDiscount NFL JerseysStitched NFL JerseysCheap Jerseys ThrowbackCheap NFL GearCheap NFL Jerseys ThrowbackWholesale Jerseys 2018Wholesale NFL White Jerseys ' ' '