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49ers WR Crabtree, RB Gore fined for throwing ball into stands

1/4/2013 7:51:12 PM
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Michael Crabtree threw a ball into the Candlestick Park stands after his touchdowns Sunday but it cost him according to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee.

The league this week fined Crabtree $10,500 for the action. Handing or gently tossing balls to fans is permitted. But the league worries that throwing a ball willy nilly into the stands could be a safety issue if fans start leaping over each other and fighting for incoming footballs.

Meanwhile, Aldon Smith was not fined for the block he threw on Cardinals guard - and former 49er - Adam Snyder following a late interception. Snyder had to be helped off the field and Smith was penalized for unnecessary roughness.

Frank Gore also was fined for throwing the ball into the stands after his rushing touchdown Sunday.

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