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Patriots Mayo Fined $25K For Hit

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DECEMBER 4: Dan Orlovsky #6 of the Indianapolis Colts is hit by Jerod Mayo #51 of the New England Patriots in the second half at Gillette Stadium on December 4, 2011 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

DECEMBER 4: Dan Orlovsky #6 of the Indianapolis Colts is hit by Jerod Mayo #51 of the New England Patriots in the second half at Gillette Stadium on December 4, 2011 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

BOSTON (CBS) – Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo is a lot lighter in the pockets today.

Mayo was fined $25,000 by the NFL on Friday for roughing Colts quarterback Dan Orlovsky in last  Sunday’s 31-24 win over Indy.

Mayo was not flagged for the play, but was fined because the hit was in the head/neck area.

The fine is the largest given to a Patriots player this season.

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