By: Ian Logue
Patrick Chung was fined $7,500 on Friday. (FILE:Icon/SMI)
On Sunday Patrick Chung was penalized on the field for grabbing Reggie Bush by his helmet and dragging him down, and on Friday the league has apparently penalized him again.
On the field it should have cost Chung’s team 15 yards, but now according to published reports, it’s going to cost Chung $7,500 after the league apparently decided to fine him for the play.
Chung lucked out on the penalty because Dolphins tight end Anthony Fasano was called for holding, which ended up offsetting his play against Bush. Unfortunately nearly a week later he wasn’t quite lucky enough, and he becomes the first Patriot for the 2011 regular season to have been fined by the league.
His last fine was back on September 10th of last year thanks to a helmet-to-helmet hit on now fellow teammate Chad Ochocinco – which cost him $5,000.
Digging a little deeper, the Patriots safety’s first ever fine came back on November 11th, 2009 – oddly enough against the Dolphins – when he “received a roughing the passer penalty” for a helmet to helmet hit on Miami’s Chad Henne. That one also cost him $7,500.