Mac Jones is going to check his bank account this week and see several thousands of dollars gone after the NFL punished him for what he did against the Bengals.
The NFL has fined Patriots quarterback Mac Jones a total of $23,976 for multiple unsportsmanlike actions in last week’s loss to the Bengals, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.
He is being fined $13,367 for his low block on Cincinnati defensive back Eli Apple and $10,609 for a separate unnecessary roughness violation, per Pelissero.
Despite previous notable actions on the field, this marks the first time that the second-year quarterback has been disciplined by the league.
Against the Bengals, Jones was seen tripping Apple at the knees even though neither player were even remotely close to Bengals linebacker Germaine Pratt who had the ball.
Jones has come under fire before for making questionable plays in the past that include the Patriots quarterback twisting the ankle of Panthers pass rusher Brian Burns last year. Also this year, he appeared to kick Bears defensive back Jaquan Brisker in the groin while kicking his leg up on a slide.
Jones denied that he intentionally tried to commit a dirty hit on Apple, calling the low block, a “split-second decision.”
“It’s a split-second decision and there’s a lot that goes into it,” the Patriots quarterback said during his weekly radio spot with WEEI in Boston. “You’re out there trying to compete, it’s a physical game. So just trying to help the team win. I have all the respect for Eli and the Bengals. They played a great game. So there’s no hard feelings and definitely no intention to hurt anybody on that play.”
Clearly, the league did not agree.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.