December 23, 2008

Ellis fined for throwing chunk of snow

New York Jets defense end Shaun Ellis was fined $10,000 by the NFL after he heaved a chunk of snow at unruly Seattle Seahawks fans.

As he was heading to the locker room after Sunday's 13-3 loss at Seattle, Ellis responded to taunting fans throwing snowballs at the team by picking up the chuck of snow and heaving it at the seats.

He has been disciplined by the league, Jets Coach Eric Mangini said Tuesday, adding that many of his team's personnel were pelted by snowballs from the seats.

Mangini said more could have been done in Seattle to keep the fans from throwing snowballs, but that doesn't justify Ellis' actions.

The coach said the Jets would not discipline Ellis.