Allen Park — Lions center Dominic Raiola said Tuesday he won't be fined for his late-game antics in Sunday's loss to the New England Patriots.
On the final drive after the Patriots scored what appeared be an unnecessary touchdown to make it 34-9 with 1:57 remaining, Raiola tried to punch defensive tackle Zach Moore twice and dove at his knees after snapping the ball on the final kneeldown.
Lions coach Jim Caldwell said Monday the team wouldn't punish Raiola, but the NFL reviewed his plays before deciding not to fine him.
"There's no fine," Raiola said. "It's during the game. I don't know about regrets, I don't live life with regrets. I didn't intentionally try to hurt anybody. I didn't try to do anything out of the ordinary. I would've gotten a FedEx letter (fine) for that. So, just play the game. I didn't make it a big deal, everybody else did."
Patriots coach Bill Belichick was among the people who talked about the cheap shots Monday.
"Sure, there was a lot of frustration there with Raiola," Belichick said, according to CSNNE.com. "He's never beaten us. Tough day for him."
Raiola said those remarks didn't bother him.
"I don't really care what he said," Raiola said. "Not a lot of people beat those guys. I didn't make it an issue. I just finished the game."