Patriots Lineman Won't Be Suspended For Hit

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Wednesday Oct. 29, 2008
NEW YORK (AP) -- New England defensive lineman Vince Wilfork will be fined but not suspended by the NFL after meeting with the commissioner about a hit on Denver quarterback Jay Cutler. That's what a source familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press.

Wilfork was summoned before Roger Goodel after the Broncos claimed tape of New England's 41-7 win Oct. 20 showed Wilfork elbowing Cutler in the helmet. However, the tapes that were reviewed did not show that clearly,
upholding the Patriots' contention that there was no intent to injure. They did show Wilfork helping Cutler to his feet and patting him on the back after the play. The NFL is declining comment, noting that fines and suspensions
normally are announced on Fridays. Wilfork was fined a total of $35,000 last season for four different incidents.

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