Jacksonville Jaguars safety Reggie Nelson has been fined $7,500 for a hit on New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez in Sunday’s game.
Michael C. Wright of the Florida Times-Union tweets that Nelson got the fine because, an NFL spokesman said, he unnecessarily struck a quarterback in the head area.”
For his part, Sanchez didn’t seem particularly bothered by the hit when asked about it this week.
“I felt OK,” Sanchez said about Nelson drilling him, per TheJetsBlog.com. “The hit came pretty quick. He made a big-time hit. . . . I got off-balance when I was trying to throw and it looked bad, but no, the hit didn’t affect my play I don’t think.”
But even if Sanchez didn’t think the hit was a big deal, the NFL thought it was sufficiently big to make Nelson pay for it.