Gronkowski fined $7,500 for spike

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has been fined $7,500 by the NFL for an unsportsmanlike conduct incurred in Sunday's win over the New York Jets, according to a league spokesman.

After catching a 5-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Tom Brady with 4:44 remaining in the third quarter, Gronkowski spiked the ball near a Jets defender, eliciting a 15-yard penalty.

Gronkowski said earlier this week the penalty will not detour him from his trademark emphatic spike after future scores.