Trio of Packers handed fines
From the Associated Press:
NEW YORK -- Green Bay Packers Johnny Jolly, Al Harris and rookie B.J. Raji have been fined $5,000 each by the NFL for actions in last Sunday's loss to the Minnesota Vikings.
Defensive tackle Jolly was fined on Friday for unnecessary roughness for head-butting Minnesota running back Chester Taylor.
Cornerback Harris was fined for unnecessary roughness for grabbing a helmet-opening to make a tackle, and DT Raji was fined $5,000 for a major facemask violation.
Arizona Cardinals DT Darnell Dockett was hit for $5,000 for a helmet-to-helmet contact in a game with Carolina, and Panthers tight end Jeff King was fined the same amount for striking an opponent late.
As for Jolly, Packers coach Mike McCarthy expressed his displeasure with the play earlier in the week. Taylor was tackled for a 5-yard loss on a third-down pass play. Instead of kicking a field goal, Minnesota had an automatic first down at the Packers' 7 and scored a touchdown four plays later.
"Not very smart," McCarthy said. "We had them stopped. Personal fouls in that situation and the way it happened, from my understanding, it's unacceptable, to extend the drive like that and it cost us four points."
Jolly wouldn't say what provoked his aggressive act on Taylor with the play over.
"Hey, I play on edge," Jolly said. "They made the call. A good call by the ref."