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Jets-Patriots combine for $88,500 in fines

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The New York Jets and New England Patriots combined for $88,500 worth of fines stemming from their Sept. 12 game.

A late-game fracas involving the two teams resulted in $72,750 worth of fines handed down by the NFL. Another fine for $15,750 was levied from a separate play earlier in the game.

The fourth-quarter incident, in which two players were ejected, started after a low hit from Jets center Nick Mangold was delivered on Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib.

Jets offensive tackle D'Brickashaw Ferguson was fined $15,000 for punching an opponent and guard Willie Colon was fined $34,125 -- $26,250 for making contact with an official and $7,875 for punching an opponent.

Patriots defensive lineman Michael Buchanan, cornerback Alfonzo Dennard and defensive lineman Vince Wilfork were each fined $7,875 for punching an opponent.

That combines for $72,750 worth of fines among the five players.

Also, Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones was fined $15,750 for a roughing the passer penalty against Jets quarterback Geno Smith in the first quarter, according to NBC Sports' Pro Football Talk.

That fine brought the game total to $88,500.

Jones was penalized for hitting Smith around the neck area. Smith, was sandwiched between Jones and Patriots defensive lineman Michael Buchanan after completing a 27-yard pass to Santonio Holmes.

The fines are subject to appeal.
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