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Cardinals QB Carson Palmer fined $11,576 by NFL for celebratory pelvic thrust


NEW YORK — Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer has been fined $11,576 by the NFL for a celebratory gesture toward the crowd last Sunday.

Palmer pumped his fist and then added a pelvic thrust — drawing the fine for unsportsmanlike conduct — at the end of the Cardinals' 39-32 win over the Seahawks in Seattle. He told ESPN he spotted his friends in the crowd and made the gesture at them, not at Seahawks fans.

Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright was docked $23,152 for his personal foul on Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald in that same game. He left his feet to hit Fitzgerald, drawing a penalty.

Denver safety T.J. Ward was fined $10,000 for punching Kansas City receiver Jeremy Maclin, a move for which Ward was ejected.

Pittsburgh linebacker Arthur Moats was docked $8,681 for grabbing Cleveland quarterback Johnny Manziel's facemask and twisting him down.

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