Patriots' Wilfork fined; hit on Cutler did not show intent, source says

Updated: October 30, 2008, 1:38 PM ET news services

Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork, who was not suspended by the NFL for a hit on Denver Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler, has been fined $35,000.


Wilfork met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in New York on Wednesday, and Goodell decided to forgo a possible suspension. The Associated Press, citing a person familiar with the case, reported that Wilfork instead would be fined.

Wilfork was summoned to meet with Goodell after the Broncos claimed that tape of New England's 41-7 victory Oct. 20 showed Wilfork elbowing Cutler in the helmet.

Wilford was not suspended because video of the incident did not show intent, a league source told ESPN senior NFL analyst Chris Mortensen.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.