The Arizona Cardinals have fined Darnell Dockett $200,000 for spitting on teammate Kerry Rhodes and defying coaches' orders during the Cardinals' 7-6 loss to the New York Jets, according to Albert Breer of NFL.com.
Dockett is appealing the fine, and the NFL Players Association has begun the process of filing a grievance on the players' behalf.
"Thank God for the @nflpa that's all I got to say... "I ain't got no worries"," Dockett tweeted on Friday.
Dockett disagreed with Rhodes and the Cardinals coaching staff about a defensive strategy to let the Jets score to give the Cardinals offense a final possession while facing an eight-point deficit. Dockett and Rhodes argued on the field, and Dockett reportedly then spit on Rhodes.
Rhodes denied Dockett spit on him.
"Yes, we had a disagreement on the field but, no he did NOT spit in my face," Rhodes said in an email released by the team Tuesday. "I'm not going to get into all the details because I think those are things you keep within the team. But Darnell and I talked after the game, we're both moving on and I'll leave it at that."