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.