D’Brickashaw Ferguson got his shoves in last Thursday night, and he now has the fine to go along with the fracas.
The Jets left tackle has been fined $15,000 by the NFL for his involvement in the end-of-game scuffle between the Patriots and Jets, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports. Guard Willie Colon and center Nick Mangold, who were also involved in the fight, said they hadn’t received any fines as of Wednesday afternoon.
The fight began after Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib was hit below the knees as he was going out of bounds. Talib said Wednesday that he didn’t think the hit was dirty. It set off the shoving and punching, though, and the Jets players were given penalties after punches were thrown and officials were hit.
The NFL was said to be reviewing tape of the incident to figure out if further fines would be given out, including for the Patriots. Jets coach Rex Ryan didn’t criticize the officiating after Thursday’s game but did say “all heck broke loose apparently and our team was the only one involved in it.”