The question didn’t seem to be if Quinton Coples and Muhammad Wilkerson would be fined for their combined hit on Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker last week but how much they would be fined for the play.
The league has indeed leveled fines against the duo for their hits on Locker that left him with an injured hip.
According to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com, Wilkerson has been fined $15,785 for the late his late hit of Locker. Meanwhile, Coples has been fined $7,875 for his part in the play per Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News.
Wilkerson hit Locker late after Locker threw a pass and Coples also delivered a blow as Locker was heading to the ground. The play left Locker with an injured hip that required a stretcher to take him from the playing field. The news for Locker wasn’t as bad as initially feared and the injury will not require surgery, though he is still expected to miss a few weeks of action.
While Locker said Wednesday that he didn’t believe the hits were malicious, the league wasn’t going to let a late hit to a quarterback that left him injured go without punishment. Both players are planning on appealing their fines.