PHOENIX — 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 New York Jets on Sunday, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed Friday.
The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the punishment had not been made public. The exact size of the fine was not known, and it was uncertain whether the punishment would impact Dockett’s participation Sunday in Seattle.
Dockett refused 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.
He indicated in a tweet Friday night that he was appealing through the players’ union.
“Thank God for the (at)nflpa,” Dockett wrote, “that’s all I got to say… I ain’t got no worries.”
The punishment stems from a directive from the coaching staff to allow the Jets to score when they had the ball deep in Arizona territory in the final minutes. Dockett refused and got into a heated on-field argument with safety Kerry Rhodes about it.
The issue became moot when the Jets’ Shonn Greene purposely downed the ball at the Arizona 1 and ran out the clock.
QB Vick, RB McCoy
still out for Eagles
PHILADELPHIA — Quarterback Michael Vick and running back LeSean McCoy will not play Sunday, when the Philadelphia Eagles meet the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-6).
In an expected announcement, Eagles athletic trainer Rick Burkholder said Friday that neither has been cleared to return to football activity after suffering concussions last month.
The Eagles (3-9) are in last place in the NFC East.
Broncos’ Miller fined
$25K by NFL for hit
NEW YORK — Denver Broncos defensive end Von Miller was fined $25,000 by the NFL on Friday for his hit below the knee of Tampa Bay quarterback Josh Freeman last week.
Miller was penalized for roughing the passer in the second quarter of the Broncos’ 31-23 win over the Buccaneers last Sunday. Miller was fined $21,000 last month for a similar infraction against Carolina quarterback Cam Newton.
Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher was fined $21,000 for a horse-collar tackle on Seattle’s Leon Washington, his second fine in two weeks. Urlacher, penalized for the tackle in the Bears’ 23-17 loss last Sunday, also was fined last week for a horse-collar tackle of Minnesota’s Adrian Peterson.
Seahawks defensive tackle Alan Branch was docked $7,875 for his late hit on Bears quarterback Jay Cutler.
Green Bay’s Tramon Williams and Jacksonville’s Jason Babin were each fined $21,000 for helmet-to-helmet hits in their games last week.
Detroit defensive tackle Nick Fairley was fined $15,750 for his horse-collar tackle of Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck late in the Lions’ 35-33 loss.
Washington center Will Montgomery was fined $10,000 for kicking New York Giants defensive lineman Linval Joseph, who was docked $7,875 for unnecessary roughness. He pulled on Montgomery’s leg first during a pileup on a fumble and then raised his right foot to kick back at him, but stopped himself before doing so.
San Francisco linebacker NaVorro Bowman also got fined $10,000 for kicking at a St. Louis Rams offensive lineman, while 49ers teammate Dashon Goldson has to pay $7,875 for a late hit on quarterback Sam Bradford.
Minnesota linebacker Jasper Brinkley was fined $7,875 for grabbing Green Bay wide receiver Randall Cobb by the facemask. Teammate Everson Griffen was fined $15,750 for his late hit on Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.
Bears rule out
Jennings vs. Vikings
LAKE FOREST, Ill. — The Chicago Bears have ruled out cornerback Tim Jennings for Sunday’s game at Minnesota because of a shoulder injury and listed receivers Alshon Jeffery and Devin Hester as probable.
Jennings, the league leader with eight interceptions, was injured last week against Seattle. He was officially ruled out Friday, joining linebacker Brian Urlacher (hamstring) and receiver Earl Bennett (concussion) on the shelf.
Former NFL player
Boston gets 6 months
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — Former NFL wide receiver David Boston has been sentenced to six months in jail and five years of probation for punching a woman last year.
His attorney, Guy Fronstin, confirmed that the 34-year-old Boston was sentenced Friday. He pleaded guilty to aggravated battery last month. Fronstin says his client has turned his life around and been fully committed to treatment since his arrest.
Authorities say Boston had been drinking at a Boca Raton home in November 2011 when he punched a woman twice in the head, leaving a wound requiring 10 stiches.
others out for Sunday
GREEN BAY, Wis. — The Green Bay Packers will try to stay atop the NFC North without five starters.
The Packers ruled out linebacker Clay Matthews (hamstring), safety Charles Woodson (collarbone), receiver Jordy Nelson (hamstring), running back James Starks (knee) and defensive end C.J. Wilson (knee) for the game against division rival Detroit on Sunday.