Muhammad Wilkerson fined $15,785 for hit on Jake Locker
Jake Locker didn't think the hit that injured him should be punished. The NFL disagreed.
After laying a rough hit in Week 4 on Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker, who sustained a sprained hip and will be out for the next few weeks, Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson said it was a legal play. And you know what? Locker agreed with him.
But not the NFL, because as CBS Sports’ Jason La Canfora reports, the NFL has fined Wilkerson $15,785 for the hit. La Canfora says that an appeal for Wilkerson already has been made.
"I know I'm not a dirty player," Wilkerson said, via the Newark Star Ledger. "I think it was a clean hit. And that's that. ... At the end of the day, people have their thoughts. Some people thought it was dirty. I can't make that decision."
Wilkerson was not flagged on the play, and Locker said, via USA Today, he was fine with the play. The New York Post reported that linebacker Quinton Coples also was fined for the incident.
"I didn't feel like that on the field and after watching it, you know, it wasn't anything malicious," Locker said. "I kind of got bounced into the second guy. I didn't feel like they were out to get me, no."
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