Gronkowski fined 7,500 for spike

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Gronkowski fined 7,500 for spike

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was fined 7,500 by the league for an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty incurred during New England's 37-16 win over the Jets Sunday.

He was whistled in the third-quarter after a touchdown ball-spike. It's a signature move for Gronkowski, but officials thought the spike happened too close to where Jets cornerback Donald Strickland was laid out in the end zone.

The tight end wasn't exactly rueful in retrospect. "I'm going to make my spikes bigger," he told ESPN.com earlier in the week. We'll see if his tune changes in the wake of Friday's fine.

Elsewhere on the roster, defensive tackle Vince Wilfork got off scot-free for Sunday's unnecessary roughness call.

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