NFL fines Patriots LB Brandon Spikes $21K for blindside block
New England Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes was fined $21,000 by the NFL for an illegal blindside block on Buffalo Bills tight end Scott Chandler.
Despite Spikes' statement that "I don't think I've done anything illegal," a fine was expected after he launched himself at Chandler and struck him in the head. No penalty was called on the fourth-quarter interception return, but Chandler was knocked out of the game.
The Buffalo News reported Chandler was medically cleared for contact by Monday and didn't miss any practice this week. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xw4dbmvovTM