The NFL takes significant action against the Patriots quarterback
Mac Jones, quarterback for the New England Patriots, is being looked into by the NFL for a possible illegal hit against Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Eli Apple.The contentious
tackle occurred during the Bengals' 22-18 victory over the Patriots on Saturday with 6:17 remaining in the fourth quarter.Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported, "Per a source
with knowledge of the matter, the league will review for potentially punishing the hit to Apple's lower legs on Monday, Tuesday at the latest." "A suspension is one of the
possible sanctions, but at this time it is thought to be quite unlikely."After defeating Jones, Apple reportedly sent him a scathing note.Obviously, I did (notice it).
Apple said, "He tripped me," following Cincinnati's Christmas Eve victory, according to NESN.com. Personally, I viewed it as a shady move. Yes, he's been there,
done that. Yes, I've seen it.Apple didn't specify what other incidents he was referring to.“Yeah, well, they’re going home now.”
Against the Bengals, Jones completed 21 of his 33 pass attempts. With two touchdowns, 240 yards, and no interceptions, that was successful.On New Year's Day,
Jones and the Patriots will host the Miami Dolphins in an AFC East game. The Dolphins are 3.5-point favourites over the Patriots, according to oddsmakers.