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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Vikings quarterback Joe Webb has been fined $5,000 by the NFL for a “major” facemask penalty he committed during a run in Minnesota’s last game against Philadelphia.

League spokesman Randall Liu confirmed the punishment Friday.

Webb was whistled near the end of the third quarter Tuesday night when he grabbed Eagles linebacker Jamar Chaney’s facemask and pulled it down while reaching the first-down marker at the end of a third-and-7 scramble.

The 15-yard penalty wiped out the gain, and the Vikings had to punt one play later.

Webb passed for 195 yards and rushed for 31 yards and a touchdown in his first career start, leading the Vikings to a 24-14 victory.

(© Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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