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Jets-Pats fracas results in $72,750 in fines

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

Last Thursday night, a late-game scrum between the Jets and Patriots was sparked by a low hit from New York center Nick Mangold on New England cornerback Aqib Talib.

The squabble resulted in two ejections on the spot — and, as expected, more than $70,000 in fines after the fact.

Jets tackle D’Brickashaw Ferguson was fined $15,000 for punching an opponent.  Jets guard Willie Colon has been ordered to pay more than twice that amount, via a $26,250 fine for making contact with an official and a $7,875 fine for punching an opponent.

A trio of Patriots also will be a little lighter in the paychecks:  defensive lineman Michael Buchanan, cornerback Alfonzo Dennard, and defensive lineman Vince Wilfork were fined $7,875 each for punching an opponent.

It appeared that defensive lineman Joe Vellano also had punched an opponent.  The league office apparently disagreed.

All fines are subject to appeal.

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31 Responses to “Jets-Pats fracas results in $72,750 in fines”
  1. dbones750 says: Sep 20, 2013 3:29 PM

    No surprise Dennard was involved.

  2. ccjcsr says: Sep 20, 2013 3:30 PM

    The NFL isn’t playing, open up your checkbooks people!

  3. forsbergler says: Sep 20, 2013 3:32 PM

    I’d be pretty frustrated to if I was a Pat. This team is a train wreck waiting to happen

  4. floriosbigtoe says: Sep 20, 2013 3:33 PM

    It always kills me how guys are fined MORE for a tackle than for a fight after the whistle.

  5. verybadadvice12 says: Sep 20, 2013 3:36 PM

    Notice the Jets got all the bigger fines? That’s because the Patriots have a classy orginization and the Jets are the retreads of the league.

    #PATRIOTS WAY
    #CLASSY

  6. darkneptune73 says: Sep 20, 2013 3:36 PM

    It must be fun being the guy fining the players.

  7. dtownsportslions says: Sep 20, 2013 3:37 PM

    Way too many fines this year.

  8. xxsweepthelegxx says: Sep 20, 2013 3:39 PM

    @forsbergler
    Your giving Peter Forsberg a bad name. Just stop the nonsense and comment on your own teams thread. Add something to the conversation that’s meaningful…you’re nothing more than JimmyT, logical and steelerdynasty guy. Useless blabber.

  9. ireadpftforthecomments says: Sep 20, 2013 3:39 PM

    Chandler Jones was also fined $15,750, so the actual total was really $88,500.

  10. grumpyoleman says: Sep 20, 2013 3:42 PM

    Hard to believe he only got that much for throwing an official down

  11. IbelieveinSantaClaus says: Sep 20, 2013 3:42 PM

    forsbergler says:
    Sep 20, 2013 3:32 PM
    I’d be pretty frustrated to if I was a Pat. This team is a train wreck waiting to happen
    _______

    hey buddy, are you by any chance “thesteelers” ?
    just asking, hope you don’t mind.

  12. ubeengronked says: Sep 20, 2013 3:44 PM

    Colon should be suspended for a game. Plain and simple – you dont’ touch the zebras.

  13. harrisonhits2 says: Sep 20, 2013 3:48 PM

    Pats will win the division and that Pats haters will continue to cry bitter tears in every thread about them as to how they’re finished and will never win another game again ever in any season.

    Lol

  14. rc33 says: Sep 20, 2013 3:56 PM

    Chandler Jones was also fined $15,750, so the actual total was really $88,500.
    ————————————–
    Earlier in the game and completely unrelated.

  15. scaredhitless says: Sep 20, 2013 3:57 PM

    How is Alonzo Dennard able to play despite being a world class douche?

    Simple: Patriot Way!

  16. whatnojets says: Sep 20, 2013 4:03 PM

    dtownsportslions says:
    Sep 20, 2013 3:37 PM
    Way too many fines this year.

    —————————————-

    One way of paying off the concussion lawsuit settlement!

  17. granadafan says: Sep 20, 2013 4:03 PM

    The lawyers for the NFL appreciate the fines so they’ll get paid after the concussion settlement.

  18. rmc1995 says: Sep 20, 2013 4:19 PM

    If Mangold wasn’t fined than it wasn’t a late dangerous hit in the opinion of the NFL, and it contrasts with the flag from the ref who called the penalty, as well as the entire Patriot sideline that to exception to the late hit.

    Seems strange that the only hit that could have caused injury and sparked a fight wasn’t worth a fine.

  19. bobsnygiants says: Sep 20, 2013 4:48 PM

    what about the guy who went for the knees

  20. meatsweat says: Sep 20, 2013 4:55 PM

    Amazing. Mangold gets nothing for his dirt bag move…

  21. ilovefoolsball says: Sep 20, 2013 5:13 PM

    The Jets and Bucs are perfect for each other. Can they play in the same division?

  22. thekiy says: Sep 20, 2013 5:51 PM

    Okay, I have to say it. Tell me how a questionable block with no intent to injure is worth a single $100k fine, but thirty guys throwing punches and hitting officials collectively gets about $70k?

    I know history plays into it somewhat, but give me a break here.

  23. thechronicjoker says: Sep 20, 2013 5:57 PM

    It comes down to a lack of discipline, the Jets you would expect with their coaching fiasco, but what’s the Patriot’s excuse?

  24. marima07 says: Sep 20, 2013 5:59 PM

    dtownsportslions says:
    Way too many fines this year.

    —————————————-
    whatnojets says:
    One way of paying off the concussion lawsuit settlement!

    Right! Don’t forget the price of Super Bowl tickets doubled for this year too. Someone has to pay, and it’s coming straight out of the players’ and fans’ wallets. You don’t think the league or the owners are going to cough it up, do you?

  25. Patskrieg dot com says: Sep 20, 2013 6:00 PM

    The real story here is scumbag Mangold getting out of this untouched. The league wants to vilify Suh but pretend that Mangold wasn’t out to injure Talib?

    No ill will towards any of the fined Jets from this Patriots fan. They were backing up their teammate. Mangold started all this with a classless move.

  26. bigdaddy44 says: Sep 20, 2013 6:00 PM

    If you watch the video, Mangold clearly hits the back of Talib’s legs down low, while out of bounds. The league has has levied big fines for hits that were much less dangerous than this. Does Mangold get a pass on this one because he is a respected player without a bad history? It was a penalty, it was a low dirty hit that could have ended Talib’s season. No consistency.

  27. harrisonhits2 says: Sep 20, 2013 6:07 PM

    marima07 says:

    dtownsportslions says:
    Way too many fines this year.

    whatnojets says:

    One way of paying off the concussion lawsuit settlement!
    __________________________

    Right except the fines go 100% to charities.

  28. iamapatsfan says: Sep 20, 2013 6:56 PM

    @forsbergler says:
    Sep 20, 2013 3:32 PM
    I’d be pretty frustrated to if I was a Pat. This team is a train wreck waiting to happen

    —–

    Says the guy who likes a team that is one sack away from a permanent neck injury. Especially with Clady out now. How long before the Forehead gets too much whiplash?

  29. beecee71 says: Sep 20, 2013 9:14 PM

    If you think Mangolds hit was dirty you clearly didn’t see the whole play or have no sense. He was tackling before talib moved to get out of bounds. It’s very clear in the replay. He is a 300+ lb lineman. Even Talib said Mangold was moving before he was out of bounds. Did it look bad? Yes. Was a penalty warranted? Yes. Was it Dirty? No.

  30. micknangold says: Sep 20, 2013 10:23 PM

    I’m pretty sure this is the only time a brawl between the Jets and Pats since Belichick took over. With all the bad blood in that time, that’s pretty surprising.

    Bart Scott would have lost his damn mind if he was still on the Jets during the fight. What he lost in ability over the past few years, he replaced with general craziness.

  31. green41563 says: Sep 21, 2013 4:26 PM

    Patskrieg dot com says:
    Sep 20, 2013 6:00 PM
    The real story here is scumbag Mangold getting out of this untouched. The league wants to vilify Suh but pretend that Mangold wasn’t out to injure Talib?
    ________________________________

    Yeah, let me help you here. See, Nick Mangold is recognized far and wide as one of the good guys in the NFL. By contrast, Suh is a repeat offender who’s earned a reputation as the dirtiest player in the league. So when Mangold does something that’s out of character, he gets a break. When Suh does it, he doesn’t.

    Get it?

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