The Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre was fined $10,000 (Dh36,700) by the National Football League on Friday for an illegal 'crackback block' in a pre-season game against the Houston Texans. Favre, who changed his mind about retiring during the off-season, was lined up at receiver when the Vikings played a version of the 'Wildcat' offence and lunged at defensive back Eugene Wilson with a banned low challenge to the legs.
The challenge is considered particularly dangerous and Wilson injured his knee. Favre, 39, announced his retirement after a disappointing end to last season with the New York Jets but opted to come back with the Vikings. * Reuters