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NY Jets Safety Jordan Whitehead Angry Over $15k fine For Hit On Justin Jefferson

Written by Tony Ghaul

Jets safety Jordan Whitehead didn’t think his hit against Minnesota Vikings WR Justin Jefferson in Week 13 should have been a penalty. He was really angry Friday when the NFL fined him $15,000 for the play.

Whitehead was penalized for unnecessary roughness after Jefferson made a catch over the middle. It appeared Whitehead drove Jefferson to the turf with a shoulder-to-shoulder hit. It was a hard hit, but did not dirty.

Whitehead was in complete shock, when the flag was thrown. The Jets and Whitehead have a crucial AFC East matchup against the Bills this week.

Jordan Whitehead of the New York Jets. Photo courtsey of Michael Longo/For USA Today Network / USA TODAY NETWORK

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