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Three Bills fined for pregame scuffle with Patriots

Buffalo Bills defensive back Robert Blanton (26) shoves New England Patriots quarterback Jacoby Brissett (7) during warmup's before an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, in Foxborough, Mass. (Bob Breidenbach/Providence Journal via AP) AP

The Bills and Patriots did some pushing and shoving before last Sunday’s game and three members of the Bills say that they’ve received fines from the league as a result of their actions.

Safety Robert Blanton was involved at the start the scuffle when he pushed Patriots quarterback Jacoby Brissett for what he called an “extremely disrespectful” decision to jog through the Bills’ defensive backs drills during warmups. Blanton told John Wawrow of the Associated Press that he was fined $21,000 by the league.

Two other members of the Bills secondary also said they were fined. Cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman said that he was fined $10,000 while safety Aaron Williams did not disclose a figure.

“It’s up there,” Williams said.

There’s been no word from the Patriots about any fines on their end.

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24 Responses to “Three Bills fined for pregame scuffle with Patriots”
  1. edelmanfanclub says: Oct 6, 2016 4:25 PM

    Goodell pondering how to extend Brady’s suspension for the Patriots side of this punishment.

  2. mikermiker says: Oct 6, 2016 4:26 PM

    The Bills donated their fine dollars to help the Pats get points. You can help too, one thumbs up = 1 point for the points starving little pats kids.

  3. fluiddarkness says: Oct 6, 2016 4:35 PM

    New England is too embarrassed to disclose their fines. They’d like to forget all about the 16-0 drubbing and the excuses their fans made afterwards.

  4. mullman76 says: Oct 6, 2016 4:35 PM

    Totally disrespectful of the patriot rookies.

    It’s a reflection of their franchise and their fanbase.

    I’m sure they’ll avoid being fined.

  5. patsrule59 says: Oct 6, 2016 4:38 PM

    The Bills don’t care, they beat the Patriots.

    That’s their equivalent of winning the Super Bowl.

  6. LSUStrong says: Oct 6, 2016 4:38 PM

    That is what Rex does. He motives his players by convincing them that they are being disrespected by the opposing team with everything they do. Fine, it worked for him this time, but it is hard to keep up that kind of intensity for every game. This has been proven by his previous stint with the Jets.

  7. wensink18 says: Oct 6, 2016 4:39 PM

    That’s a small price to pay for “setting the tone” to win the week 4 Superbowl against aninjured, 3rd string QB. Undisciplined fools.

  8. daltonsdumptruck says: Oct 6, 2016 4:44 PM

    The Pats were purposely running through the Bills drills, that’s how you get punched in the face. Pusification of America

  9. aballinhighgrass says: Oct 6, 2016 5:36 PM

    If the Bills were doing drills, as some of you think (since you weren’t there), why were they so close to the Patriots’ sideline where Patriots’ players congregate to stretch and keep limber? I think the Bills’ players were extremely disrespectful.

  10. leftlaneisforpassingonly says: Oct 6, 2016 6:56 PM

    The Pats should be fined for their lack luster play.

  11. jchipwood says: Oct 6, 2016 7:03 PM

    edelmanfanclub says:
    Oct 6, 2016 4:25 PM
    Goodell pondering how to extend Brady’s suspension for the Patriots side of this punishment.

    I’m sure all he has to do is check Belichick’s office and he will find all kinds of cheating. He does have a history of it. Just to note its other teams finding the patriots cheating, not the NFL.

  12. grogansheroes says: Oct 6, 2016 7:28 PM

    We all know that after their Super Bowl victory last week, the Bills will come up with their usual stinker this week.

  13. dyims says: Oct 6, 2016 7:33 PM

    I see that chippy just has to try and impress us with his drivel and mikermiker’s team must not play the Pat’s this season.

  14. limakey says: Oct 6, 2016 8:21 PM

    The Pats have zero excuses for their loss to the Bills. All week long NE fans were boasting qb didn’t matter, you would still crush the Bills. The Bills, on that day, were the better team. The Pats were out coached and outplayed. Any given Sunday. I still don’t know if the Bills are for real, but I do like the OC change and I have noticed improvements. And don’t forget, the Bills were missing key players as well. Yes, even one of them for suspension as well.

  15. gonzoforbills says: Oct 6, 2016 9:13 PM

    That’s the only time the Pats found a hole to run through…

  16. dollahdave says: Oct 7, 2016 12:04 AM

    D-bag team.What do you want?

  17. Lemmy Aksyadis says: Oct 7, 2016 8:22 AM

    The same “culture” that coined the verb “disrespected” are the ones who believe that “disrespecting” someone opens the doors to whatever retaliation they deem fit. Explains a lot of the violence in this country, as well as a few of the murders.

  18. pauldeba says: Oct 7, 2016 9:01 AM

    No suspension for an assault on a guy running by? Haven’t watched a game all year and won;t until Goodell’s fired

  19. freefall0303 says: Oct 7, 2016 10:04 AM

    So what? Keep chirping Bills and Billie fans. The next game in Buff will have quite a different ending. And Billie fans will be absent. As well as very quiet.

  20. no1billsfan says: Oct 7, 2016 11:25 AM

    16-0. First shutout of the Patriots at Gillette. Belichick has a meltdown on the sideline. Pats players limping of the field late in the 4th quarter as they still tried to compete. All this [and more] after having 10 days to prepare for the “lowly BILLS.” And you cannot honestly look at what happened during the game and simply blame it on Brissett.

    Looks like the mantra “Do Your Job” has finally become nothing more than a lame cliche to the Patriots.

  21. bencoates57 says: Oct 7, 2016 12:31 PM

    Brissett hasn’t played well since the injury. He was ineffective passing in the second half against the Texans and is remembered fir that 27 yard TD run. He played better I the second half against Miami but while he extended drives he wasn’t exactly a points machine. So yeah, the Bills were lucky to avoid Brady or Garopolo.

  22. no1billsfan says: Oct 7, 2016 1:15 PM

    If you want to talk injuries: I’m sure the Bills would have performed better against the Pats if it weren’t for injuries to Sammy Watkins, Reggie Ragland, Greg Salas, Shaq Lawson – not to mention the 4-week weed suspensions on Marcell Dareus & Seantrel Henderson.

  23. ibillwt says: Oct 7, 2016 3:35 PM

    Fine em all; they’re Bills.

  24. daddeeo says: Oct 8, 2016 11:16 AM

    Poor Poor Bills Fans.

    If I was made to clean the dog-doo off of the bottom of the league every year I might lash out too…

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