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Mac Jones faces potential fine for incident during Patriots vs. Panthers game

Mac Jones (#10) grabs ankle of Panthers' defender Brian Burns in Sunday's game
Bob Donnan - USA Today Sports

Mac Jones is highly competitive, but it may cost him after an incident from Sunday’s game.

He got sacked by Brian Burns of the Carolina Panthers and fumbled the ball.

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As Burns tries to recover the turnover, the Patriots’ rookie quarterback grabbed him by his ankle. Jones prevented Burns from making a play on the ball, and Carolina linebacker Hasson Reddick called him a “dirty player” for his actions. New England earned a 24-6 victory on the road, but Jones faces a potential fine from the National Football League.

Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reported the news earlier today.

Jones completed 12 of 18 passes for 139 yards with one touchdown and one interception.

He has the Patriots over .500 at 5-4, including an undefeated (4-0) record in road games.

According to NFL Media Research Department, Jones shares company with Andrew Luck (2012) and Dak Prescott (2016) as the only rookie quarterbacks to have 5+ wins, 10+ passing touchdowns, and 2,000+ passing yards in their first nine career games.

Jones and the Patriots face the Browns this week.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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