Pats' Wilfork fined for fourth time this season Boston, MA (Sports Network) - New England Patriots nose tackle Vince Wilfork has reportedly been fined by the National Football League for the fourth time this season. The Boston Globe reported Saturday that the league fined Wilfork $5,000 for unnecessary roughness for a facemask penalty he committed in New England's win in the AFC Championship game over San Diego. Wilfork grabbed the facemask of Chargers running back Michael Turner in the first quarter on Sunday. Wilfork complained about the fine in the Globe story, saying "It's ridiculous. Anything you do that's a penalty, it's a fine." The fourth-year player out of Miami has drawn the ire of the league for his sometimes excessively physical play this season. He was fined $12,500 for a low hit on Buffalo Bills quarterback J.P. Losman during a game on September 23, a hit which left Losman with a sprained ligament in his knee, causing him to miss two games. A late hit of Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten on October 14 earned Wilfork a $5,000 fine. His biggest fine to date came after the regular season finale against the Giants, in which Wilfork stuck his right index finger inside the facemask of running back Brandon Jacobs, drawing a $15,000 fine from the league. Wilfork appealed the fines for the Losman and Witten hits. The league subsequently reduced his fine for the Losman hit by $2,500. :repost: maybe? wrong forum? maybe but whatever ... this is kind of P'ing me off a little bit. The guy has committed his 4th "flagrant" type foul and was fined but wheres the suspension? I understand the league not making him sit out a playoff game or the Superbowl but has there been talks of maybe him serving a suspension at the beginning of the 2008 season? I think its pretty ridiculous, call me bias, that Roy Williams has to sit out a game for 3 strikes but a Patriot gets 4 strikes and a try again. Oh well, maybe I just have built up rage but this ticks me off.