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Bills' Cody Ford says playoff fine reduced, maintains he 'did nothing wrong'

Buffalo Bills right tackle Cody Ford said his fine for unnecessary roughness for the illegal blindside block in overtime of the Bills' playoff loss to the Houston Texans has been reduced to around $4,000.

He originally was fined the mandatory $28,075.

"I still believe I did nothing wrong," Ford tweeted Thursday.

On the play, quarterback Josh Allen was scrambling to the right sideline and ran for 4 yards, producing what would have been a fourth-and-5 play from the Houston 38.

Would the Bills have tried a 55- or 56-yard field goal to win it? Probably not. They had passed on a 56-yard field goal earlier in the game. Corey Bojorquez wound up punting, giving the Texans the ball at their 17. The Texans then drove for the winning field goal.

Fans responded quickly after the report of the fine with a GoFundMe page that had more than $1,000 in it within a few hours. The fund-raiser closed with $3,870.

Ford said at the time that he appreciated the support and the donations would go to a Buffalo area charity. He confirmed the donation Thursday on Twitter.

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