Wilfork Fined $12,500 for Low Hit
Bills Losman Says Penalty Not Enough
New England Patriots nose tackle Vince Wilfork was fined $12,500 by the NFL on Thursday for a low hit on Buffalo Bills quarterback J.P. Losman on the first play from scrimmage of New England's 38-7 win over the Bills on Sunday.
Wilfork was blocked into Losman, but had his right elbow extended, which connected with Losman just below his left knee. Wilfork refuted that the hit was a cheap shot.
"A lot of people say that was a cheap shot," Wilfork said on the NFL Network before being notified of the fine. "I'm far from a dirty player. If you know me as a person, you'd understand that. If you don't know me, don't judge me. If you don't know me, get to know me."
Meanwhile, Losman is complaining that Wilfork got off easy.
"I know there are some people that are saying that he deliberately did this and if that's the case then I don't think it's enough," Losman said. The fine "is really nothing, but I really don't know what a proper punishment would be."
Wilfork said he is trying to contact Losman to apologize.
"I've got some friends on that team," Wilfork said. "I'll try to talk to him as a person and let him know how I feel about the whole situation." Losman says he wants none of it.
"I don't think there's an apology needed," said Losman. "I'm not looking for an apology. At this point the damage is done. An apology will do nothing at this point."