Linebacker Jerod Mayo fined $21K

Updated: September 21, 2012, 4:51 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Linebacker Jerod Mayo was fined $21,000 for unnecessary roughness in last Sunday's 20-18 loss to the Arizona Cardinals.

The fine was for striking a defenseless receiver (Early Doucet) in the head and neck area. Mayo was not penalized on the play.

Meanwhile, safety Steve Gregory was fined $7,875 for a late hit on tight end Todd Heap.

Gregory was penalized on the play, in which linebacker Brandon Spikes also was penalized for roughing the passer (but not fined).

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter

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