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Jets-Pats melee fines announced

From left, Jets linemen Austin Howard, Willie Colon

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Three Patriots and two Jets were fined by the NFL for violations resulting from a melee late in the fourth quarter of their Sept. 12 game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, and a fourth Pat received a fine for an illegal hit on Jets quarterback Geno Smith. An attempt by Jets center Nick Mangold to tackle Pats defensive back Aqib Talib on the sideline after an interception triggered the scuffle.

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Willie Colon avoids suspension, not fine

Jets guard Willie Colon talks with reporters during

(Credit: Hans Pennink)

“The good news,” Willie Colon said Thursday in the Jets’ locker room, “is that I’m not suspended. But I was fined.”

A lot? “Yeah. I’m going to appeal.”

Newsday's Kimberley Martin learned from an NFL source the amount of the fine is $35,000.

The Jets’ guard was caught up in a melee near the end of the loss to the Patriots a week ago that began when center Nick Mangold dove at New...

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