Bills de­fen­sive backs fined for al­ter­ca­tion with Pa­tri­ots

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - SPORTS -

Three Buf­falo Bills de­fen­sive backs are pay­ing a price for their in­volve­ment in a pre-game, on-field al­ter­ca­tion with mem­bers of the New Eng­land Pa­tri­ots last week­end.

Safety Robert Blan­ton says the NFL fined him $21,000 and cor­ner­back Nick­ell Robey-Cole­man says he was fined $10,000. Safety Aaron Wil­liams was also fined, but wouldn’t reveal how much. “It’s up there,” Wil­liams said.

The three spoke to The As­so­ci­ated Press af­ter prac­tice Thurs­day. It’s un­clear whether the NFL fined any of the Pa­tri­ots play­ers in­volved be­cause the league re­leases that in­for­ma­tion each Fri­day dur­ing the sea­son.

Several punches were thrown dur­ing a shov­ing match be­tween play­ers and coaches that erupted about an hour be­fore kick­off.

Blan­ton said the al­ter­ca­tion started once New Eng­land quar­ter­back Ja­coby Bris­sett and rookie re­ceiver Mal­colm Mitchell jogged through Buf­falo’s de­fen­sive backs drills for a sec­ond time.

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