Darnell Dockett picks up $30,000 in fines

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Cardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett had a costly day at the office last Sunday.

Dockett was flagged twice for illegal hits — once for going low on Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton and once for a horse collar tackle — and he got punished by the league for his transgressions on Friday. Each play will cost Dockett $15,000, leaving him $30,000 poorer overall which amounts to about one-fifth of Dockett’s game check.

The Bengals were able to turn each of Dockett’s penalties into field goal tries, but Mike Nugent only hit one of the two kicks in what turned out to be a 23-16 Bengals win.