Christian Wilkins fined $10K for unsportsmanlike conduct


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Jonathan Dyer - USA Today Sports
Jonathan Dyer - USA Today Sports

Miami Dolphins rookie Christian Wilkins was ejected for throwing a punch at Cody Ford two plays into last Sunday's 31-21 loss to the Bills.

The NFL announced Sunday that they have fined him $10,527 for unsportsmanlike conduct on the play.

“I was extremely selfish,” Wilkins said, via the Palm Beach Post. “This is the ultimate team sport. It’s not just about me. I don’t think I’ve ever been more disappointed in myself about something, especially something that was in my control. Really, really shouldn’t have happened. There’s no place for it in this game and that’s not the standard I hold myself to because I just love this game, I try to respect this game as much as possible, play it as competitively as possible. This game was meant to be competitive, not combative. I really let myself down and my teammates down in just a selfish moment so early in the game.”

Wilkins has been one of Miami's top defenders this season with 18 tackles and a pass break-up through five games.

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