Linebacker Lavonte David was fined by the NFL, adding insult to injury for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' linebacker who helped set up the New York Jets' game-winning field goal by shoving quarterback Geno Smith to draw a penalty flag Sunday.
David was fined $7,875 or the unnecessary roughness infraction. Safety Dashon Goldson was also fined by the league for a late hit against the Jets.
The Jets had the ball at their own 20, trailing 18-17, before a 25-yard completion from Smith to Kellen Winslow gave the Jets a shot with 15 seconds left. After a spike on first down, Smith scrambled 10 yards and had already stepped out of bounds when he was aggressively shoved by David.
That earned the Buccaneers a 15-yard personal foul - their third personal foul of the game - and turned what would have been a 63-yard attempt by Folk into a far more manageable 48-yarder.
David said "to me, he was in bounds" when discussing the infraction this week.