Arizona Cardinals defensive tackle Darnell Dockett insisted this week that he and safety Kerry Rhodes were just fine following their highly-publicized, on-field argument in the team’s 7-6 loss to the New York Jets last Sunday.
Unfortunately for Dockett, the organization apparently wasn’t as content to simply move on from the situation.
I’m hearing that Darnell Dockett has been fined six figures from the Cardinals organization, & could have a limited role vs. Seattle.
— Mike Jurecki (@mikejurecki) December 7, 2012
The fine will be the fourth of Dockett’s career.
In 2011, he incurred a $15,000 fine for a late hit on former Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Mike Williams. In 2010, he was docked $5,000 for using Twitter less than 90 minutes before kick-off in the team’s Week 1 win over the St. Louis Rams. Six weeks later, Dockett was again forced to open his check book for $7,500 dollars after pressing his elbow in the neck area of then-Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselback.
If the team hands down any sort of in-game suspension, it would be the first of its kind in the three-time Pro Bowler’s career.
Dockett was last suspended in college for Florida State’s 2003 Sugar Bowl Game against Georgia.
But from the looks of it, we might not have heard the last from Dockett on this situation.
He tweeted this out Friday night:
Thank God for the @nflpa that’s all I got to say… “I ain’t got no worries”
— DARNELL DOCKETT (@ddockett) December 8, 2012