Jets Defensive Players Will Appeal Fines Against Titans

Jack_Locker_2013FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — New York Jets defensive players Muhammad Wilkerson and Quinton Coples said they both plan to appeal NFL fines for hits on Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker, who was sent to a local hospital with a hip injury after the play.

Despite the injury, Locker said he didn’t think either hit was malicious, but the league fined Wilkerson $15,785 for an initial hit citing roughing the passer, and Coples was fined $7,875 for an inappropriate hit.

“One thing about it, it’s up for debate, so I’m going to appeal it,” Coples said. “There was no flag. There was nothing said coming out of the game that it was an intentional hit. At the end of the day, it was something I was surprised about.”

Source: Jane McManus,