Giants Safety Kenny Phillips Wins Appeal on Fine
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New York Giants safety Kenny Philips said he successfully won an appeal and kept $30,000 previously charged against him as a fine for hitting Vincent Jackson in Giants' 41-34 win on Week 2, multiple sources reported Friday.
Philips, who is nursing an MCL injury, still feels blessed despite missing six games, insisting it saved him from not getting fined.
"I haven't hit anyone in forever," Phillips told ESPN Friday. "It kept me from getting fined, which is a good thing, kept a little money in my pocket. But I'm looking forward to getting back out there and having some fun."
The 25-year-old safety said he thought he became a target of the NFL at some point, adding he even received a letter from the league asking him to mellow his aggressive play or else suspensions or even fines could come.
Philips, who recorded 15 tackles in three games, hopes to return Sunday against the Green Bay Packers.
"I still I don't feel 100%," Phillips told NBC Sports, "but I think I'm good enough to play at this time."
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