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.