Wilfork fined $30k for roughness

December, 28, 2012
12/28/12
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Patriots defensive lineman Vince Wilfork was fined $30,000 by the NFL for unnecessary roughness in Sunday's win over the 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 from his hit on receiver Cecil Shorts III that drew a penalty flag. On Friday, Chung said he hadn't received any word of a possible fine.

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter

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