Buccaneers right tackle Jeremy Trueblood was fined $15,000 this week by the National Football League for "impermissible contact with a game official," according to the St. Petersburgh Times.
Trueblood was ejected and flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct in the final two minutes of Tampa Bay's 17-10 win over Arizona last Sunday after he engaged in a shoving match with some members of the Cardinals' defensive line, including defensive tackle Darnell Dockett. During the incident, Trueblood inadvertently made contact with an official.
Although the Bucs accused the Cardinals of attempting to swat the ball before it was snapped on the final series of the game, no Cardinals players were fined for Sunday's incident at Raymond James Stadium.
Trueblood, who is in his second season with the Bucs, originally entered the NFL as a second-round draft pick out of Boston College. He has started all nine games for the Bucs this season.
Want the inside scoop on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' 2007 season and 2008 offseason plans? Want to find out who the Bucs are targeting in free agency and the NFL Draft next year? Subscribe to PewterReport.com's Pewter Insider by clickinghere.
Looking for the best selection of Tampa Bay Buccaneers merchandise? Pewter Report endorses Sports Fan-Attic, with 9 Tampa Bay area locations in most major malls. To shop for Bucs merchandise on the Internet, as well as the largest selection of NFL, NCAA, NBA, NHL, MLB and NASCAR, visit SportsFanAtticShop.com.
LISTEN to Pewter Report's Jim Flynn each Monday morning at 8:30 a.m. on the Pewter Pulse with Dan Sileo on WDAE 620 AM The Sports Animal, and catch Pewter Report's Scott Reynolds each Wednesday afternoon at 5:00 p.m. on the PewterReport.com Buccaneer Blitz with Steve Duemig on WDAE 620 AM The Sports Animal.