Mason Foster could be subject to fine for shot on Ochocinco

Mason Foster, the rookie who is taking over the middle linebacker position for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, could be hearing from the NFL this week.

Foster could be staring at a fine for his hit on New England Patriots wide receiver Chad Ochocinco in last Thursday’s preseason game. According to Ira Kaufman of the Tampa Tribune, the league might zap Foster for launching himself into a defenseless receiver. Per the report, Foster hit Ochcocinco in the helmet.

"I was running Cover 2, middle run through, staying between the hashes," Foster said, per Kaufman. "I flipped one way and didn't see a threat. I flipped back, broke on the ball and ran into it. It's a good play, but they threw a flag and kind of put a dark cloud over it. It looked good to me, but this is my first year in the NFL, so I don't know what they're calling. Either way, I've got to learn from it."

Ochocinco said he had no problem with the hit on his Twitter account, and he’s done that in the past, especially in his battles with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He even offered to pay Foster’s fine, something that would be a no-no as far as the NFL is concerned.

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