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Barry Church fined $24,309 for hit on Rob Gronkowski

AFC Championship - Jacksonville Jaguars v New England Patriots

FOXBOROUGH, MA - JANUARY 21: Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots is hit by Barry Church #42 of the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second quarter during the AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium on January 21, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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The NFL fined Jaguars safety Barry Church $24,309 for his hit on Rob Gronkowski in the AFC Championship Game.

The Patriots tight end woozily left the game after the second-quarter hit and remains in concussion protocol. Church drew a 15-yard unnecessary roughness penalty.

It was Church’s first fine of the 2017 season and the standard first-offense fine for a hit on a defenseless player.

The league fined Jaguars players $136,735 this season.