Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Ferguson fined for fracas in Foxborough
By Rich Cimini
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- As expected, D'Brickashaw Ferguson was fined by the league for his role in last Thursday's melee with the Patriots, the left tackle confirmed Wednesday. Ferguson wouldn't reveal the amount of the fine.
Guard Willie Colon and center Nick Mangold said they hadn't heard from the NFL as of Wednesday afternoon. Colon made contact with referee Carl Cheffers and Mangold was penalized for a late hit on cornerback Aqib Talib, who was returning an interception in the final minute. Mangold's tackle triggered the skirmish. Colon and Ferguson, who threw a punch at cornerback Alfonzo Dennard, were ejected from the game.
Some thought Mangold's tackle was a cheap shot, but Talib told ESPN.com Wednesday that he believes it was a clean hit.
UPDATE: A league source said that Ferguson was fined $15,000 for the fight.