Eagles’ Trent Cole fined for hit on Russell Okung

Dec 7, 2011, 10:28 AM | Updated: 12:30 pm

By Brady Henderson

Eagles defensive end Trent Cole has been fined $7,500 for his part in a play that ended Seahawks left tackle Russell Okung’s season.

Cole told The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Jeff McLane of the fine.

The play occurred late in Seattle’s 31-14 win over the Eagles on Thursday, while Okung was blocking Cole on the backside of a running play. As the whistle blew, Cole kept hold of Okung’s arm and tossed him over his shoulder and onto Okung’s back.

Okung suffered a torn pectoral on the play, landing him on injured reserve.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll told “Brock and Salk” a day after the game that Cole’s move should incur punishment from the NFL.

“It was a terrible play that happened,” Carroll said. “He got thrown to the ground by a guy after the play was over, away from the pile. I don’t even know who did it, or care who did it. That guy is responsible for hurting Russell in a really unnecessary situation and hopefully the league will take care of that.”

Below is a YouTube video of the play.

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