Expensive preseason for Bucs rookies
Turns out Mason Foster was not the only rookie member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to be fined.
Safety Devin Holland was fined $10,000 for a hit on New England Patriots running back Danny Woodhead, according to the St. Petersburg Times. That’s half as much as rookie middle linebacker Mason Foster was fined for his shot on Patriots wide receiver Chad Ochocinco. Talk about an expensive preseason for some young Bucs.
Foster’s agent Steve Caric said his agent plans to appeal the fine. Ochocinco said on his Twitter account that he planned to pick up the tab.
“Dad no disrespect but I don't agree with @mason_foster fine n I'll be reimbursing him personally.Please feel free to contact me,” Ochocinco wrote on his Twitter account. He’s referred to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell as “dad” in the past.
Per the St. Petersburg Times report, Holland used his helmet to hit Woodhead. It’s the second fine for Holland, who was zapped $5,000 in the preseason opener for a hit on a punt return. If the undrafted rookie doesn’t make the team, the league is not going to be able to collect much on these fines.
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