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According to multiple media reports, the Cardinals fined defensive lineman Darnell Dockett a "six-figure" amount Friday for conduct detrimental to the team.
XTRA 910 AM radio host Mike Jurecki first reported the fine
According to NFL.com's Albert Breer, the amount of the fine was 200,000. The NFL.com report also states that the NFL Players Association has already begun the process of filing an appeal over the fine, which was related to an incident that occurred late in the Cardinals' loss the Jets on Sunday.
While the specifics are still unclear, the Cardinals coaching staff directed the defense to let the Jets score in the final seconds of a 7-6 game, giving the Cards a chance to get the ball back and potentially tie the score with a touchdown and a two-point conversion. Dockett refused and reportedly spit at teammate Kerry Rhodes in the huddle, something both Dockett and Rhodes later denied.
Dockett, however, issued an apology on Wednesday, saying the following:
Me and Kerry had a very heated argument at a very heatful time in the game, Dockett said. I apologized to Kerry, Kerry forgave me, and thats it.
It was a situation that we totally didnt agree on. At the end of the day, we did what was best for the team to give our team the best chance to win the game.
Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt said the same day that the team had moved on from the incident, which he referred to as an "in-house matter."
The fine presumably was not related to any alleged spitting but rather Dockett's failure to obey the coaches' orders. The Jets ran out the clock near the Cardinals' goal-line, and the offense never got the ball back in what turned out to be the team's franchise-record-tying eighth straight loss.
Dockett is in the third year of a six-year, 56 million contract.
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PHOENIX — Arizona defensive tackle Darnell Dockett has received a “six-figure” fine from the Cardinals for his behavior in the waning seconds in a 7-6 loss to the New York Jets on Sunday, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed Friday.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the punishment had not been made public. The exact size of the fine was not known...
TEMPE, Ariz. Maybe somebody should roll out Herman Edwards infamous postgame press conference for Cardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett.
You play to win the game! Hello?! You play to win the game!
Give Dockett credit for facing the media on Wednesday, as a team captain should do. Give Dockett credit for apologizing to teammate Kerry Rhodes for an altercation of which details...
Earlier today it was reported that Arizona Cardinals defensive lineman Darnell Dockett was fined for getting into a dispute with teammate Kerry Rhodes and spitting in his face.
According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, Dockett was fined $200,000 by the Cardinals. They’re clearly making a statement by laying down such a hefty fine on one of their best players.
Arizona Cardinals defensive end Darnell Dockett is being fined $200,000 by the team for conduct detrimental to the team, according [...]
Arizona Cardinals defensive end Darnell Dockett was fined an amount of "six-figures" for an on-field incident involving teammate Kerry Rhodes, ESPN reported Friday. The exact amount of the fine is not known. Dockett reportedly spit on Rhodes during the incident, according to ESPN, citing a source. Rhodes denied that Dockett split on him. Dockett, who apologized for...
According to Mike Jurecki of XTRA 910 in Arizona, the Cardinals have fined defensive lineman Darnell Dockett six-figures for his incident with teammate Kerry Rhodes.
I’m hearing that Darnell Dockett has been fined six figures from the Cardinals organization, & could have a limited role vs. Seattle.
— Mike Jurecki (@mikejurecki) December 7, 2012
Dockett reportedly spit in...
Ridiculous fines continue to be the norm in the NFL, this time with one coming from the league and the other coming from the Arizona Cardinals.Denver’s Von Miller Fined $25,000 The fine that is coming from the league is on Von Miller who was fined for a hit on Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman that is described as a “hit below the knee.” You have gotta be kidding...
The details of what happened between Darnell Dockett and Kerry Rhodes on Sunday are a little fuzzy but the Cardinals have fined Dockett six figures – the exact amount is alleged to be $200,000- for conduct detrimental to the team. Per his Twitter, Dockett isn’t pleased with the fine and plans to appeal it via [...]
RT @leron_mcclain33: @ddockett that ish kinda weak bro… 200K… That’s crazy!!!—– I never seen no **** like that in my life.
— DARNELL DOCKETT (@ddockett) December 8, 2012
The Cardinals fined defensive tackle and small crocodile owner Darnell Dockett the whopping total of $200,000 for insubordination for refusing to comply with Arizona defensive coordinator Ray Horton’s...
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.
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