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Willie Colon fined “too much” for making contact with official

New York Jets Willie Colon runs off the field after being ejected for fouling an official in the fourth quarter against the New England Patriots during their NFL AFC East football game in Foxborough Reuters

On Wednesday, Jets guard Willie Colon said he hadn’t heard from the league about a fine for making contact with an official during a melee near the end of last Thursday’s 13-10 loss to the Patriots.

Colon heard something since then, though, and Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com reports that Colon said he was fined “too much” by the league for the contact and for throwing punches. Colon wouldn’t reveal the exact amount, but did say that he was fined more than teammate D’Brickashaw Ferguson. Ferguson was fined $15,000 for throwing a punch during the fracas and both he and Colon were ejected from the game.

“They got me for contact with an official and I guess I was throwing some jabs when I was in the crowd,” Colon said. “I kind of got the double wammy, so to speak. It sucks, but at this point all I can do is appeal it, put it behind me and get ready for Buffalo.”

There was a lot of activity before the officials were finally able to separate the players and the league office looked at all available films to make their determinations. If there were any other fines related to the incident, which started when Jets center Nick Mangold hit Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib out of bounds, we’ll likely find out about them on Friday.

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10 Responses to “Willie Colon fined “too much” for making contact with official”
  1. thestrategyexpert says: Sep 19, 2013 5:29 PM

    This is BS because I have seen at least TWO other clear cases recently with contact made with an official where the official brushed it off and didn’t throw the flag.

    Again, no consistency in the rules is the only unbreakable rule of the NFL.

  2. Southern Snowman says: Sep 19, 2013 5:30 PM

    You need to keep your head and can NEVER make contact with an official. The NFL will drop the hammer when you do. Live & learn Willie.

  3. mikejr80 says: Sep 19, 2013 5:52 PM

    Why dude? I mean giving money away is stupid

  4. thegreatgabbert says: Sep 19, 2013 6:04 PM

    They made the punishment fit the crime. Too much contact = too much fine money.

  5. germanstingray says: Sep 19, 2013 6:08 PM

    Well, don’t make contact with an official! The rule is clear.

  6. hyzers says: Sep 19, 2013 6:14 PM

    Throw a low block during the play? 100k. Punch an official? 15k.

  7. bayballtim says: Sep 19, 2013 6:23 PM

    That is BS. Cary Williams will tell you, you give a two handed shove to an official and it is all good.

  8. dcapettini says: Sep 19, 2013 7:11 PM

    Frankly, I am surprised he wasn’t suspended.

  9. thegreatgabbert says: Sep 19, 2013 7:39 PM

    “Suddenly I was enveloped by a 350 pound Colon. It was a terrible feeling…..”.

  10. Deb says: Sep 19, 2013 8:38 PM

    The Steelers may be in offensive hell, but I don’t miss either Mike Wallace or Willie Colon.

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