Pollard was fined for striking an opponent in the head and neck area.
Specifically, he drew a 15-yard personal foul in the the third quarter of the
"This is how I feed my family," Pollard said prior to the fine announcement. "I'm not going to change how I play football. This is what I've been doing for a very long time. If I don't do my job the way I'm supposed to, I don't have an income."
Pollard delivered another huge hit in the fourth quarter when he unloaded on running back
Hours before the NFL announced his punishment, Pollard said he hadn't been fined.
"I'm good," he said. "I haven't been fined for anything. I'm cool."
Pollard lobbied for Patriots star quarterback
"Nobody is exempt," Pollard said. "Everybody is going to get emotional. It's a competitive game. At the same time, they did what they thought was best."