Originally created 04/24/04

Crew's Hejduk fined additional $500



NEW YORK -- Columbus Crew midfielder Frankie Hejduk, already fined $250 and suspended for a game for hitting a player during a match, has been fined an additional $500 Friday by Major League Soccer.

Hejduk, 29, hit Kansas City defender Alex Zotinca in the mouth last Saturday. He was ejected and is not eligible to play in the Crew's match in Los Angeles on Saturday.

The additional fine was issued by the league's disciplinary committee.

Zotinca also was cautioned on the play. The league fined him $100 for showing lack of respect for the game.