New York Jets safety LaRon Landry told reporters Friday afternoon, including Kevin Armstrong of the New York Daily News, he received a fine from the NFL for a horse-collar tackle he made on Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown last Sunday.
The tackle was made with just over 10 minutes remaining in the third quarter near midfield. It moved the Steelers even closer to their targeted destination -- the end zone. Soon after the incident, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger tossed a touchdown pass to wide receiver Mike Wallace.
According to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, Landry was fined $15,750 for the illegal horse-collar tackle. Landry, however, insists he grabbed Brown when making the tackle as opposed to pull down and will make a formal appeal to the NFL commissioner's office.
Landry, who is in his first season with the Jets, tells Armstrong he wants to be more cautious but not at the expense of his aggressive approach.
"I need to be a little more strategic in my entry," Landry said.