Giants defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins is annoyed, and he doesn’t mind who knows it, Dan Graziano of ESPN.com reports.
Jenkins said Wednesday that he was fined $16,537 by the NFL for a roughing the passer penalty during Sunday’s game against the Rams, and he wasn’t even involved in the brawl that saw two Giants and one Rams player ejected.
As he sat at his locker Wednesday holding the letter he had received from the league notifying him of the fine, Jenkins said he couldn’t believe it.
“I knew they were going to fine me, but the fact that I was fined more than the people who got in the fight?” Jenkins said. “That was puzzling to me.”
Five other Giants were fined for their role in a brawl that started after Rams linebacker Alec Ogletree hit Giants receiver Odell Beckham Jr. out of bounds. None of the other Giants’ fines were larger than Jenkins’.
Wide receiver Preston Parker was fined $15,000, and he said he was relieved not to be suspended for an additional game.
Other Giants players fined for their actions Sunday were defensive end Damontre Moore, kicker Josh Brown, long snapper Zak DeOssie and Beckham Jr.