Seymour fined 15,000 for actions against Patriots

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Seymour fined 15,000 for actions against Patriots

Richard Seymour was fined 15,000 for two offenses in last Sunday's game against the Patriots, according to ESPNBoston.com.

The defensive lineman was fined 7,500 for unnecessary roughness against Tom Brady and 7,500 for a facemask penalty against BenJarvus Green-Ellis.

"They said that they blew the whistle, but it was so loud I never heard a whistle," Seymour said regarding the unnecessary roughness penalty. "The ref said it was unnecessary roughness, but I was like, 'He wasn't down,' but they said I tried to sling him down, or whatever the case."

Patriots receiver Andrew Hawkins announces retirement from NFL

Patriots receiver Andrew Hawkins announces retirement from NFL

Wide receiver Andrew Hawkins, who signed with the Patriots in May, announced his retirement from the NFL on Tuesday.

Hawkins obviously never suited up for a game with the Pats, but he played for the Bengals from 2011-13 and the Browns from 2014-16. The 31-year-old accumulated 209 receptions for 2,419 yards over the course of his short career.

He announced his decision to retire on Twitter via UNINTERRUPTED, noting his body has not felt the way it should through OTAs and the summer. As for what he has planned after football, he will pursue his Ph.D. in economics.