Giants S Phillips fined $30,000 for roughness
NEW YORK (AP) Safety Kenny Phillips has been fined $30,000 by the NFL for unnecessary roughness, one of four New York Giants disciplined for their conduct in last Sunday's win over Tampa Bay.
Phillips, a repeat offender who also was fined last season, drew this fine for striking defenseless Buccaneers receiver Vincent Jackson on a pass play. No penalty flag was thrown.
Other Giants disciplined were running back Andre Brown, $15,750 for a horse-collar tackle on Brandon McDonald during an interception return; and offensive linemen David Baas and Kevin Boothe, fined $7,875 for unnecessary roughness at the end of the game when the Buccaneers plowed into the line as QB Eli Manning was taking a knee.
Fined $21,000 were Steelers linebacker Lawrence Timmons for helmet-to-helmet contact with Jets QB Mark Sanchez; Patriots LB Jerod Mayo for hitting defenseless Arizona WR Early Doucet in the head and neck; and Bills safety Da'Norris Searcy for the same offense against Chiefs TE Kevin Boss.
Seattle receiver Golden Tate drew a $21,000 fine for an illegal blindside block on Dallas LB Sean Lee. Tampa Bay LB Mason Foster's hit on Dominek Hixon that resulted in a concussion for the Giants receiver - he missed Thursday night's game at Carolina - cost Foster $21,000 for striking a defenseless player in the neck and head area.
Jets safety LaRon Landry said he will appeal his fine by the NFL of $15,750 for a horse-collar tackle against Pittsburgh's Antonio Brown.
Landry has three personal foul penalties in two games, and says he needs to be more ``strategic,'' especially on plays near the sideline.
``I'm not trying to injure a guy, and not trying to play dirty,'' Landry says. ``I'm just trying to make a play.''
Redskins WR Josh Morgan was hit for $7,875 for throwing the ball at Rams cornerback Cortland Finnegan. The resulting 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty forced Washington to try a 62-yard field goal in a three-point loss.
Also from that game, Washington LB Lorenzo Alexander was fined $15,750 for a horse-collar tackle of receiver Danny Amendola, and Rams rookie CB Janoris Jenkins got the same amount for unnecessary roughness against tight end Fred Davis.
Also fined $15,750 was Dolphins safety Jimmy Wilson for his late hit on Oakland quarterback Carson Palmer. New England safety Steve Gregory was docked $7,875 for a late hit on Cardinals TE Todd Heap.
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