Last year, Pats linebacker Jerod Mayo found himself fined $25,000 for hitting former Colts quarterback Dan Orlovsky in the head/neck area when he was defenseless. Last week, Mayo hit Cardinals receiver Early Doucet in the head/neck area when he was defenseless.
And Mayo has been fined $21,000.
So says the league office, which makes fine information available from the prior week on Friday afternoons.
Also fined from the Patriots was safety Steve Gregory, who drew a $7,875 penalty for a late hit on Cardinals tight end Todd Heap.
Stay tuned for more fine information. And get ready to make the perfunctory “it’s not football!” complaints. Which also still complaining about the Bucs treating the final play of last Sunday’s game like it’s football.