The P Posted December 17, 2009 Share Posted December 17, 2009 Eagles defensive end Trent Cole told reporters in Philly Wednesday he was fined for punching Shaun O'Hara on Sunday night, though he refused to provide an amount. According to someone informed of the fine from the league, the total was $15,000. The person, who requested anonymity because the league hasn't released the amount of the fine yet, said O'Hara was also fined $15,000 for ripping Cole's helmet off. O'Hara started the altercation with Cole by giving him a shove to the face mask. Cole responded with two punches, at which point O'Hara went for Cole's helmet. Though Cole was ejected and O'Hara merely received a penalty, both were fined an equal amount. Cole said he was defending end Jason Babin, who claimed the Giants' linemen were getting him with cheap shots. "I embarrassed myself and my team," Cole said, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer. "It was just a situation I didn't want to be in ... but it happened and you have to deal with it, take the consequences and move forward to the next week. ... Stuff happens," Cole said. "I'm always there to help and protect any of my teammates. It was a situation that got ugly and it got out of hand." Replays showed the initial altercation began with Eagles linebacker Will Witherspoon and defensive end Chris Clemons trading shoves with O'Hara and left guard Rich Seubert. Cole then entered the frame and received a stiff arm to the face from O'Hara. He responded with two right crosses. Babin said O'Hara and right guard Chris Snee were the ones taking cheap shots, though he didn't specify on which plays. http://www.nj.com/giants/index.ssf/2009/12/philadelphia_eagles_defensive.html Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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