Dockett has received a "six-figure" fine from the Cardinals for his behavior in the waning seconds in a 7-6 loss to the New York Jets on Sunday, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed Friday.|||||||
Dockett refused to go along with a coach's directive to allow the Jets to score late in the game so the Cardinals could get the ball back and go for the tying touchdown. He also had a fight with teammate Kerry Rhodes for the woeful Arizona club.
Rhodes has confirmed he had a run-in with teammate Darnell Dockett at the end of Sunday's game against the New York Jets. Rhodes says in an email released by the Cardinals that there was an on-field "disagreement" but emphatically denies a report that Dockett spit in his face and says the two have agreed to move on.|||||||
The dispute reportedly centered on the Cardinals' desire to allow the Jets to score late in the game so the offense would get the ball to go for the tying score. Dockett didn't want to allow a touchdown. The issue became moot when Shonn Greene purposely downed the ball at the Arizona 1-yard line and the Jets ran out the clock for a 7-6 victory.
Dockett is starting against the St. Louis Rams on Thursday night.|||||||
Dockett sat out last week because of a hamstring injury.
Dockett has been fined $15,000 by the NFL for hitting Cincinnati quarterback Andy Dalton below the knees last weekend and another $15,000 for a horse-collar tackle on Bengals running back Bernard Scott.|||||||
Dockett was called for 15-yard penalties on each play in the Cardinals' 23-16 loss last Saturday.
Dockett was added to the NFC Pro Bowl team Saturday as a replacement for Minnesota's Kevin Williams, himself a replacement for Detroit's Ndamukong Suh. Williams' wife is expecting a child. Suh has a shoulder injury.|||||||
Dockett, previously selected to play following the 2007 and 2009 seasons, had 52 tackles, five sacks and one forced fumble and two fumble recoveries in 15 games this season.