Middleton fined $5K for helmet-to-helmet hit
Jacksonville Jaguars defensive back Will Middleton has been
fined $5,000 for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Oakland Raiders
quarterback Jason Campbell.
Middleton received notification from the NFL on Wednesday, three
days after he sacked Campbell in the fourth quarter of a 38-31
victory. The hit caused a fumble that teammate Terrance Knighton
returned for an apparent touchdown. It was nullified, though,
because Middleton was flagged after his helmet hit Campbell’s
facemask. Campbell left the game with a stinger and a headache.
Jaguars Coach Jack Del Rio says he’s disappointed Middleton got
fined, adding that ”I almost think he ought to get a rebate.”
Middleton accepts the fine and says, ”It’s just part of the
game. It’s what the official saw. It’s not my call.”