Broncos' Miller, Pats' Chung, Giants' Phillips fined for late hits
- Published: Jan. 21, 2012 at 09:20 a.m.
Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller was fined $7,500 by the NFL on Friday for his late hit during last weekend's divisional playoff loss to the New England Patriots, the Boston Herald reported.
Miller drew a 15-yard penalty after he hit Patriots center Dan Connolly in the back after Tom Brady launched a 48-yard punt in the fourth quarter of their 45-10 win. Miller's actions nearly ignited a midfield fight between the two teams.
Based on Miller's reaction to the news, he was not too pleased with the league's decision to fine him.
"Was not a cheap shot, hit was totally legal," Miller wrote on Twitter. "Play wasn't over, I could've loafed and said game over, but I didn't. Never quit, never give up."
Patriots safety Patrick Chung also was fined $7,500 for a late hit out of bounds against the Broncos, a league spokesman told the Herald on Friday.
New York Giants safety Kenny Phillips also was docked $7,500 by the league for his unnecessary roughness penalty in last weekend's win over the Green Bay Packers, according to the New York Daily News.