EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 28: Marcus Dowtin #92 of...

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 28: Marcus Dowtin #92 of the New York Jets is called for roughing the passer as he collides with Matt Moore #8 of the Miami Dolphins on October 28, 2012 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.The Miami Dolphins defeated the New York Jets 30-9. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) Credit: Getty Images

While dealing with the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy (i.e., no electricity and heat), I missed the fact that rookie linebacker Marcus Dowtin was fined $15,750 by the NFL for his roughing the passer penalty in the Jets' 30-9 loss to the Dolphins.

The fine amount is actually more than his game check.

Dowtin -- who earns the league minimum $390,000 -- was fined for hitting Miami's backup quarterback Matt Moore in the head. But according to Pro Football Talk, the fine likely will be reduced to $10,000 through an appeals process. 

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