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Friday, December 28, 2012
Vince Wilfork fined $30,000

By Mike Reiss

New England Patriots defensive lineman Vince Wilfork was fined $30,000 by the NFL for unnecessary roughness in Sunday's win over the Jacksonville Jaguars.

On a change of possession play, Wilfork struck Jaguars offensive lineman Steve Vallos in the head with his forearm. Wilfork discussed the penalty after the game, saying he was sticking up for a teammate.

The league office had no other official word on Patriots fines, which could mean safety Patrick Chung was spared a fine for his hit on receiver Cecil Shorts that drew a penalty flag.

On Friday, Chung said he hadn't received any word of a possible fine.