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NFL fines Spikes $21,000 for hit in Bills game

Posted by Mike Whitmer, Globe Staff  October 5, 2012 04:27 PM

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FOXBOROUGH -- Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes was fined $21,000 by the NFL for his hit on Bills tight end Scott Chandler last Sunday, which came during a fourth-quarter interception return by Devin McCourty.

The league said Spikes was fined for unnecessary roughness (illegal blind-side block), although he was not penalized on the play.

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