Arizona defensive tackle Darnell Dockett has received a ‘‘six-figure’’ fine from the Cardinals for his behavior in the waning seconds in a 7-6 loss to the Jets on Sunday, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed Friday.
The exact size of the fine was not known and it was uncertain Dockett’s participation Sunday in Seattle would be affected.
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He indicated in a tweet Friday night that he was appealing through the players’ union.
The punishment stems from Dockett refusing to go along with a coach’s directive to allow the Jets to score late in the game so the Cardinals could get the ball back and go for the tying touchdown.
Dockett got into a heated on-field argument with safety Kerry Rhodes about it.
The issue became moot when the Jets purposely downed the ball at the Arizona 1 and ran out the clock. It was Arizona’s eighth straight loss.
Dockett said earlier this week he had apologized to Rhodes and the two had agreed to move on. But Dockett emphatically said he had never quit in a game and never would.
Suggs gives up guns
Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs
was ordered to surrender personal firearms as part of a domestic case with his girlfriend. Suggs’s attorney, Warren Alperstein
, said Candace Williams
filed a court order in November, the Baltimore Sun reported.
Williams is the mother of Suggs’s two children.
Suggs returned to practice Wednesday after tearing his right biceps last week, and is expected to be a game-time decision for Sunday’s matchup with Washington.
Urlacher hit again
Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher
was fined $21,000 by the NFL for a horse-collar tackle on Seattle’s Leon Washington
, his second horse-collar fine in two weeks. Broncos defensive end Von Miller
earned the week’s biggest fine, $25,000 for his hit below the knee of Tampa Bay quarterback Josh Freeman
. . . The Packers will play Detroit without five starters: linebacker Clay Matthews
(hamstring), safety Charles Woodson
(collarbone), receiver Jordy Nelson
(hamstring), running back James Starks
(knee), and defensive end C.J. Wilson
Jets wait on Tebow
Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow
, healing from two broken ribs, will fly with the team to Jacksonville Saturday and coach Rex Ryan
and the team doctors will determine if he will play before the game . . . The Jaguars ruled out wide receiver Cecil Shorts
because of concussion symptoms. Shorts passed his concussion test earlier in the week, then exhibited concussion symptoms and did not practice all week . . . As expected, quarterback Michael Vick
and running back LeSean McCoy
will not play Sunday for the Eagles after suffering concussions last month . . . Steelers left guard Willie Colon
, who missed two games because of a left knee bruise, practiced for the second consecutive day and is listed as probable for Pittsburgh’s game with San Diego. Linebacker LaMarr Woodley
, however, will miss his second consecutive game with a high ankle sprain . . . The Bears ruled out cornerback Tim Jennings
for Sunday’s game at Minnesota because of a shoulder injury — joining Urlacher (hamstring) and receiver Earl Bennett
(concussion) on the shelf . . . Falcons safety William Moore
(hamstring) and cornerback Asante Samuel
(shoulder) missed practice for the third straight day and are questionable for Sunday . . . Titans middle linebacker Colin McCarthy
will miss his second consecutive game, and sixth overall, because of a concussion.