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Cards fine Dockett at least $100,000

Darnell Dockett disagreed with his team’s strategy and argued with a teammate.

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Darnell Dockett disagreed with his team’s strategy and argued with a teammate.

PHOENIX — Defensive tackle Darnell Dockett received a fine of at least $100,000 from the Cardinals for his behavior in the waning seconds of last week's 7-6 loss, according to multiple media reports Friday.

USA Today reported the fine was $100,000, but nfl.com put the amount at $200,000. The team has not commented.

"Thank God for the @nflpa that's all I got to say. … I ain't got no worries," Dockett, a former Florida State standout, posted on Twitter.

Dockett, 31, refused to go along with defensive coordinator Ray Horton's directive to allow the Jets to score so the Cardinals could get the ball back and go for a touchdown. Dockett then argued with, and reportedly spit on, teammate Kerry Rhodes. Rhodes denied he was spit on and said Dockett apologized and they have moved on.

Bucs won't face Eagles' Vick, McCoy

PHILADELPHIA — Quarterback Michael Vick and running back LeSean McCoy will not play when the Eagles meet the Buccaneers on Sunday.

Athletic trainer Rick Burkholder said neither has been cleared to return to football activity after suffering concussions last month.

Burkholder sent McCoy to a concussion specialists because, "I didn't like how he was getting symptoms at night and not during the day."

Burkholder said Vick is improving in his physical rehabilitation but is "in kind of a stagnant phase" with his testing.

The Eagles, who have lost eight in a row, will start quarterback Nick Foles and running back Bryce Brown, who has 347 yards in his first two NFL starts, the most by an Eagle in a two-game span in 63 years.

Hit on Buc brings fine: Broncos defensive end Von Miller was fined $25,000 by the NFL for his hit below the knee of Bucs quarterback Josh Freeman last week. Miller was penalized for roughing the passer in the second quarter of the Broncos' 31-23 win. Miller was fined $21,000 last month for a similar infraction against Panthers QB Cam Newton.

Other fines from NFL: Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher, $21,000, horse-collar tackle; Packers cornerback Tramon Williams, $21,000, helmet-to-helmet hit; Jaguars defensive end Jason Babin, $21,000, helmet-to-helmet hit; Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley, $15,750, horse-collar tackle; Vikings defensive end Everson Griffen, $15,750, late hit; 49ers linebacker NaVorro Bowman, $10,000, kicking; Redskins center Will Montgomery, $10,000, kicking Giants defensive lineman Linval Joseph, who was fined $7,875 for unnecessary roughness.

Tebow idle in hometown? Backup quarterback Tim Tebow, who has been nursing two broken ribs, will fly with the team to his hometown of Jacksonville, but coach Rex Ryan and team doctors likely will not determine if he will play until right before the game. He is listed as questionable.

Fan fall: Police say a man fell from the upper deck at the Oakland Coliseum during Thursday's Raiders game and was in serious condition at a hospital. Oakland police said the man fell from the third deck onto the lower concourse. The man and his injuries have not been identified.

AMERICAN CONFERENCE

East W L T Pct PF PA

zNew England 9 3 0 .750 430 260

N.Y. Jets 5 7 0 .417 228 296

Buffalo 5 7 0 .417 277 337

Miami 5 7 0 .417 227 249

South W L T Pct PF PA

yHouston 11 1 0 .917 351 221

Indianapolis 8 4 0 .667 265 306

Tennessee 4 8 0 .333 248 359

Jacksonville 2 10 0 .167 206 342

North W L T Pct PF PA

Baltimore 9 3 0 .750 303 242

Pittsburgh 7 5 0 .583 254 230

Cincinnati 7 5 0 .583 302 260

Cleveland 4 8 0 .333 229 265

West W L T Pct PF PA

zDenver 10 3 0 .769 375 257

San Diego 4 8 0 .333 258 257

Oakland 3 10 0 .231 248 402

Kansas City 2 10 0 .167 188 322

NATIONAL CONFERENCE

East W L T Pct PF PA

N.Y. Giants 7 5 0 .583 321 243

Washington 6 6 0 .500 312 301

Dallas 6 6 0 .500 280 295

Philadelphia 3 9 0 .250 217 320

South W L T Pct PF PA

zAtlanta 11 1 0 .917 317 229

Tampa Bay 6 6 0 .500 333 285

New Orleans 5 7 0 .417 321 327

Carolina 3 9 0 .250 235 292

North W L T Pct PF PA

Green Bay 8 4 0 .667 296 259

Chicago 8 4 0 .667 294 198

Minnesota 6 6 0 .500 262 272

Detroit 4 8 0 .333 300 315

West W L T Pct PF PA

San Francisco 8 3 1 .708 289 171

Seattle 7 5 0 .583 242 202

St. Louis 5 6 1 .458 221 267

Arizona 4 8 0 .333 186 234

 y-clinched playoff spot; z-clinched division

Sunday

Chicago at Minnesota, 1

Baltimore at Washington, 1

Kansas City at Cleveland, 1

San Diego at Pittsburgh, 1

Tennessee at Indianapolis, 1

N.Y. Jets at Jacksonville, 1

Atlanta at Carolina, 1

Philadelphia at Tampa Bay, 1

St. Louis at Buffalo, 1

Dallas at Cincinnati, 1

Miami at San Francisco, 4:05

Arizona at Seattle, 4:25

New Orleans at N.Y. Giants, 4:25

Detroit at Green Bay, 8:20

Monday

Houston at New England, 8:30

Cards fine Dockett at least $100,000 12/07/12 [Last modified: Friday, December 7, 2012 10:16pm]

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