SAINTS S MALCOLM JENKINS FINED $15,570 FOR ILLEGAL HIT - New Orleans Saints safety Malcolm Jenkins has been fined $15,570 by the NFL for an illegal hit he put on wide receiver Kenbrell Thompkins during Sunday’s 30-27 loss to the New England Patriots, Ramon Antonio Vargas of the Baton Rouge Advocate reports.
Jenkins was flagged with a 15-yard unnecessary roughness penalty after hitting Thompkins a…s he ran across the middle in an attempt to catch a pass from Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Replays showed that Jenkins led with his shoulder, but the penalty stood.
On Thursday, a Twitter user asked Jenkins whether he had been fined. Jenkins initially replied he wouldn’t know until team meetings after this week’s bye, but then he said, “I spoke too soon … $15,750.”
He added in a separate tweet, “If you had to guess, how much $ does the NFL make per week from player fines? I keep hearing it all goes to charity I need a receipt.” (Photo: Screen shot from NFL.com/GameRewind)