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Jan 17, 2014 5:20 PM by AP

Saints safety Rafael Bush fined for Harvin hit

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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