Arizona Cardinals defensive end, and of course my favorite NFL player, Darnell Dockett, has been fined a “six-figures,” for allegedly spitting at teammate Kerry Rhodes and disobeying the team’s plan to let the Jets score.
Sources say that Dockett is appealing the fine.
“Thank God for the @nflpa that’s all I got to say… ‘I ain’t got no worries’,” Dockett tweeted on Friday.
Arizona coach Ken Whisenhunt wasn’t the only person angry with Dockett. I’m told defensive teammates aren’t happy with Dockett either and that the anger of those teammates is the reason the fine is so substantial.
This is not a good situation for the Cardinals. Not at all.
Rhodes denied that Dockett spit and Dockett didn’t address it when he acknowledged the incident earlier this week, but the size of that fine certainly suggests that something untoward happened on the field in New Jersey.
The emotional, 6-foot-4, 290-pound, 31-year-old lineman is in his ninth NFL season, all with Arizona. He made the Pro Bowl in 2007 and 2009.
He earns $3.4 million this year on a contract that runs through 2015.