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Buffalo Bills defensive Jerry Hughes has been fined more than $30,000 by the NFL for incidents in last weekend’s loss to the New York Giants.
Hughes, who has a history of verbally admonishing game officials, was fined $23,152 Friday for abusive language toward an official. He also was docked $8,681 for unnecessary roughness for head-butting Giants rookie tackle Ereck Flowers.
New York receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was fined $8,681 for throwing punches and striking Buffalo’s Duke Williams in that game.
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Hughes lost his cool on two occasions against the Giants, when the Bills were flagged 17 times for 135 yards in their loss.
First he was penalized in the second quarter for head-butting Flowers following Rashad Jennings 14-yard run.
Then, the Bills lost their composure during a fourth-quarter drive. Linebacker Preston Brown was penalized for unnecessary roughness on the first play from scrimmage. Before the Giants snapped the ball again, Hughes was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct.