Patriots DE Carter fined $15,000

Posted Sept. 23, 2011 @ 1:05 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Patriots DE Andre Carter was fined $15,000 for his hit on Chargers QB Philip Rivers in Week Two. Carter said he will appeal the fine.

"I thought I was home free, but there ended up being a nice little letter on my seat. I kinda knew what it was. I opened it up and it notified me that I got fined," Carter told reporters on Friday about the Fed-Ex mail he received.

Carter was flagged on the play in which he led with his helmet. Chargers DT Antonio Garay was fined $15,000 for a below-the-knee hit on Tom Brady in the same game.