- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 15, 2010

JACKSONVILLE, FLA. (AP) - Jacksonville Jaguars defensive back Will Middleton has been fined $5,000 for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Oakland Raiders quarterback Jason Campbell.

Middleton received notification from the NFL on Wednesday, three days after he sacked Campbell in the fourth quarter of a 38-31 victory. The hit caused a fumble that teammate Terrance Knighton returned for an apparent touchdown. It was nullified, though, because Middleton was flagged after his helmet hit Campbell’s facemask. Campbell left the game with a stinger and a headache.

Jaguars Coach Jack Del Rio says he’s disappointed Middleton got fined, adding that “I almost think he ought to get a rebate.”

Middleton accepts the fine and says, “It’s just part of the game. It’s what the official saw. It’s not my call.”

LOAD COMMENTS ()

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide