Jets' Sheldon Richardson fined for altercation in Packers game

Friday September 19th, 2014

New York Jets defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson has been fined for his role in an altercation in last Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers, Richardson told reporters Thursday.

Following a Packers two-point conversion in the third quarter, Jets defensive end Muhammad Wilkerson punched Packers left tackle David Bakhtiari and right guard Josh Sitton. Richardson got involved in the scrum and ended up losing his helmet.

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Richardson didn't disclose how much he was fined. Because he was ejected, Wilkerson will also receive an automatic fine.

"I've never really agreed with the fines anyway," Richardson said, "because it's only really on the defensive guy to get a fine. Unless the offensive guy blatantly punches somebody in the face or something crazy."

Later in the game, Richardson called the timeout that negated a game-tying touchdown pass from Jets quarterback Geno Smith. Green Bay went on to win 31-24.

The Jets host the Chicago Bears on Monday night in Week 3.

Ben Estes


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