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Patriots' Jerod Mayo fined $10K for hit

12/31/2010 - NFL Jerod Mayo New England Patriots + more

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo said Friday that he has been fined $10,000 for a second-quarter hit in Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills.

Mayo was not told which second-quarter hit drew the fine. It could have been his fourth-and-12 hit on Bills receiver Steve Johnson, which broke up a would-be first down, or possibly a second-and-8 hit on Bills receiver David Nelson, in which Nelson remained down after the hit.

Mayo was credited with five tackles and two passes defended in the Patriots' 34-3 rout.

Mike Reiss covers the Patriots for ESPNBoston.com.