Robison Fined $20K for Kicking Lang

The Packers' starting left guard was kicked in the groin by Brian Robison during a field goal on Sunday at Minnesota.

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Brian Robison was fined $20,000 for intentionally kicking Green Bay offensive lineman T.J. Lang in Sunday's loss to the Packers.

Lang, the Packers' starting left guard, took a cleat to the groin from Robison after taking him to the ground on a Mason Crosby field goal in the second quarter. Lang lightheartedly said via Twitter after the game that he wasn't seriously injured.

"It is what it is," Lang told reporters after the game. "I don't think there's any part in a game for that. Definitely cheap shot, I don't think it takes a genius to figure that out. It is what it is. I'm glad I didn't respond in a dumb way by getting a penalty and getting ejected. I had to move on from it – didn't really have any other choice."

Robison apologized to Lang via Twitter.

"My apologies to @tjlang70, my team, my fans and the nfl," Robison tweeted after Minnesota's 33-27 loss to Green Bay. "I am not a dirty player and did not maliciously aim for the groin, just happened to be where it landed."

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