It’s been a busy day for posts about Dolphins center Mike Pouncey.
We’ve already covered the illness that left him out of practice on Friday and listed as questionable and the fact that he has yet to testify in front of a Massachusetts grand jury after receiving a subpoena related to the Aaron Hernandez case. Now we’ll move onto a fine that Pouncey received for actions in the Week 10 loss to the Buccaneers.
Pouncey has been fined $7,875 for punching Buccaneers defensive tackle Akeem Spence in the helmet during the game. Pouncey was flagged for unnecessary roughness, but avoided an ejection.
Dolphins linebacker Philip Wheeler also heard from the league office this week. Wheeler was fined $21,000 for hitting Bucs quarterback Mike Glennon in the head and neck in the fourth quarter. The penalty gave the Bucs a first down and allowed them to eat more clock before punting the ball to the Dolphins with three minutes left to play.
On the Buccaneers side, wide receiver Eric Page was fined $7,875 for an unnecessary hit on Dolphins cornerback R.J. Stanford as a punt rolled out of bounds. Safety Dashon Goldson escaped a suspension earlier this season and he escaped a fine for his unnecessary roughness penalty this week.