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Defensive tackle Alex Carrington fined $7,800 by NFL

By Jay Skurski

Bills defensive tackle Alex Carrington confirmed today to The Buffalo News he's been fined $7,800 by the NFL for an unnecessary roughness penalty he was assessed in the first quarter of Sunday's 35-34 loss to the Tennessee Titans at Ralph Wilson Stadium.

Carrington was flagged 15 yards following a kick return by Leodis McKelvin after the Titans' first touchdown. Carrington was blocking and knocked Titans linebacker Patrick Bailey to the ground.

"I don't agree. The play was still going. He was running toward the ball. Hopefully I'll get it [the fine]overturned or reduced or something," said Carrington, who will appeal the fine.

A review of the play seems to show Carrington has a good case. Bailey goes to the ground at almost the exact same time McKelvin is tackled.

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Tim Graham

Tim Graham

Tim Graham returned to The Buffalo News in 2011 after covering the NFL for three years at ESPN and for one year at the Palm Beach Post. Before that, the Cleveland native spent seven seasons on the Buffalo Sabres beat for The News and was president of the Boxing Writers Association of America.

@ByTimGraham | tgraham@buffnews.com


Mark Gaughan

Mark Gaughan

Buffalo native Mark Gaughan started working at The News in 1980 and has been covering the Bills exclusively since 1992. He is a former president of the Pro Football Writers of America, and he is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee.

@gggaughan | mgaughan@buffnews.com


Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski

Jay Skurski joined The News in January 2009. The Lewiston native attended St. Francis High School before graduating from the University of South Florida. He writes a weekly Fantasy column in addition to his beat writing duties.

@JaySkurski | jskurski@buffnews.com

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