Jaguars Lockely Fined For Hit On Patriots Price

Ian Logue
August 17, 2011 at 4:52 pm ET

Watching Thursday night’s hit on Taylor Price, I wondered if Jacksonville’s Mike Lockley would get fined for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Patriots wide receiver Taylor Price.

It appears the answer is yes.

Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union reported via Twitter a few minutes ago that Lockely’s been hit with a $20,000 fine thanks to the play.

The linebacker is undrafted rookie who hasn’t even made the team yet, so one question she raised is whether or not he’s going to have to pay the fine in the event he doesn’t make the club.  We’ll keep an eye out for the answer to that question, and we’ll update here as soon as we find that out.

Price has missed practice sessions since the game with a reported leg injury, and is expected to sit out tomorrow night’s game against Tampa Bay.

UPDATE: According to the Herald’s Ian Rapoport, if Lockely doesn’t make the team, “there’s no way to recover the money”.  So that answers that question.


  • david

    So are we saying that any undrafted free agent rookie can go ballistic on any player for example say a two seconde late helmet to helmet hit on Peyton Manning with no financial penalty if they don’t make the team.

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