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Vanden Bosch, Stafford fined $7.5K, Moore $15K

Posted on: November 17, 2011 11:05 am
Edited on: November 18, 2011 2:36 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

We told you earlier this week that the Chicago-Detroit tilt from Sunday (a resounding 37-13 victory for the Bears) would likely involve some players getting fined by the NFL.

Well, the first of those fines rolled in on Thursday morning, and it's directed at defensive lineman Kyle Vanden Bosch, who was reportedly fined $7,500 for hitting a runner on the ground, according to ESPN.

Apparently, the collective decision of Lions and Bears players earlier this week that Detroit isn't dirty wasn't enough to prevent the NFL from beginning to fire out expensive Fed Ex envelopes.

But all the fines in this game aren't because of violence -- Earl Bennett was fined for his clothes. Or, more specifically, his orange shoes, which cost him $10,000 for wearing them for the second straight week.

Last week, Bennett was fined $5,000 for wearing the orange cleats and a whole controversy brewed up about whether or not Jay Cutler can pay the fine for Bennett, who's emerged as Cutler's best receiving option. (He cannot.)

UPDATED (Nov. 18; 11:38 A.M. ET): According to the Chicago Sun-Times' Sean Jensen, Bears cornerback D.J. Moore, the man who scrapped with Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford that led to the bench-clearing fracas, has been fined $15,000 for his role. According to reports, Moore also has been ruled out for Sunday's game vs. the Chargers.

More fines are almost surely to come.

UPDATED (1:04 p.m.): According to the Detroit Free Press, Stafford has been fined $7,500 for throwing Moore to the ground, the same figure as Rob Sims for jumping on the pile late.

UPDATED (2:35 p.m.): Detroit's Nick Fairley has been fined $15,000 for his illegal hit on Bears quarterback Jay Cutler.

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Since: Jun 26, 2009
Posted on: November 18, 2011 11:43 pm

Vanden Bosch, Stafford fined $7.5K, Moore $15K


Its all good. The way I see it, anytime people start talking about a team, it is because that team is becoming relevant!! Look at any good teams threads, and you will see the haters coming out all over the place. So, the fact the Lions are becoming a good team, makes people come out of the woodwork when they stumble. I think it is a good thing, people are noticing the Lions, and talking about them for the first time!!! The Lions are going to be an elite team within the next few years, and the fans of teams they will have to face dont like it, they are not the same old Lions anymore!! Hopefully the playoffs this year, and in years to come, I beleive they can make some SB runs!!!  

Since: Nov 18, 2011
Posted on: November 18, 2011 9:29 pm

Vanden Bosch, Stafford fined $7.5K, Moore $15K

The last comment I posted was specifically for Mr. prossi24.  Have a nice day!

Since: Nov 18, 2011
Posted on: November 18, 2011 9:27 pm

Vanden Bosch, Stafford fined $7.5K, Moore $15K

Well, after Suh rips through two or three offensive lineman weighing about 300 lbs a piece to get to the quarterback, it's probably kinda hard just to shut off the switch.  Tell you what.  Next time you go to a grocery store and you see something on the shelf that you want, instead of taking the direct approach, get about 10-15 feet between you and your desired item.  Now, wait until about two or three people get between you and your target.  Then, blow through them as hard and fast as you possibly can.  Now gently pick up whatever it was that you wanted.  Let me know how that works out and I'll give you another little excercise that involves shuttin' your damn mouth.  If you want to be the judge of who's "hard" or "tough", go take your a!@ to some NFL practice sessions and gear up.  Really, dude!

Since: Nov 18, 2011
Posted on: November 18, 2011 8:18 pm

Vanden Bosch, Stafford fined $7.5K, Moore $15K

     I apologize skillet8982, wholeheartedly.  Like I said, I don't really respond to blogs but it's hard being a Lions fan.  I keep reading all these stupid a!@ posts from bloggers about how the Lions suck, and they're dirty, and they will never win in the playoffs, etc,.  S!@# gets old after a while.  Maybe we can team up and educate these fools whenever they feel like spurting off at the mouth.  Thanks for setting me straight and I won't attack your posts anymore.  I guess I was the pot calling the skillet black, if you've ever heard such a comment.  Go Lions!

Since: Jun 26, 2009
Posted on: November 18, 2011 3:59 pm

Vanden Bosch, Stafford fined $7.5K, Moore $15K


Not really sure whay you are calling me out, I agree with what you have said, and have stated that MANY times. I think you are either referring to someone else, or reading my posts the wrong way. The stuff in bold lettering is a copy and paste of the post that some other guy posted, the rest is what I think about that. I AM A LIONS FAN, incase you cant see my AV. Mabye YOU should read the entire post and then come to a conclusion, that is the ONLY ignorant thing that happened here.  

Since: Mar 20, 2009
Posted on: November 18, 2011 9:56 am

Funny stuff

Lions win a few games at the beginning of the year and they think they are the second coming. They get DISMANTLED in ALL phases by the Bears and they cannot wait to trash talk about Cutler in the NFC championship game.  That's the NFC championship game, something the Lions will never even sniff with glass-matty as their QB.

Your Lions team was just humiliated and exposed for the frauds they are on national TV. Lions fans come on here and talk smack. I guess you guys are taking on your teams' persona.... ALL TALK NO SUBSTANCE. 

Get back in the cellar so you can dumpster dive for last place with the vikings. 

Since: Oct 20, 2011
Posted on: November 18, 2011 8:24 am

Vanden Bosch fined $7.5K, first from Lions-Bears

Suh is a dirty player.  There are countless videos of him going for a player's head.  He's a monster of a guy and always seems to be grabbing QBs heads and trying to throw them down or rip the helmet off.  Is that playing "hard" or "tough" when you are outweighing a guy by 70-80 lbs??

Since: Nov 18, 2011
Posted on: November 18, 2011 4:58 am

Vanden Bosch fined $7.5K, first from Lions-Bears

     I usually don't respond to blogs, but when I read ignorant and opinionated comments posted from bloggers such as skillet8982 (I apologize for the callout...not really), I feel it's my duty to "educate" them by using facts and statistics. However, I will begin this lesson with an opinionated statement. I believe every athlete, sports analyst, sports commentator, or sports fan will admit that "Football is a Man's game". And just like any other sport, athletes learn that having a competitive edge is what separates the best from the rest. Trash talking, rough play and gimmicks are parts of makeup of competitive sports.  Football is the most aggressive team sport played in the United States. Professional football athletes play the game in today's NFL with the same passion and competitive nature that they've played with for the past 90 years. However, the medical
knowledge and awareness paired with the technology available in today's society has greatly affected the game play and officiating in professional football.  These facts that I've stated support my second opinion which is simply, "you cannot compare the professional football player of today with the professional football player of yesterday". It's just simply, unfair.
     I was born and raised in Detroit, so the rest of comment will probably be considered bias. I've loved and followed Detroit sports for as long as I can remember. As a "true" fan, I've supported the Detroit Lions over the past 22 years. In that time span, their best success was in 1991 (12-4 reaching the NFC Championship Game). Other than that year (in my time), the Lions have generally been known as a losing organization. This "new" Lions team is trying to erase 54 years of really bad football. And they're doing it with a very aggressive style that has caused a lot of talk in the "sports world". I love it and so do a lot of other fans of the game. But, whenever someone achieves success and does something unparallel, the "haters" make their presence known. So hate on!
     And as for skillet8982, Dick Butkus played football in the same era as Dick "NIGHT TRAIN" Lane (who was known for tackling players using their
facemask that inspired the addition of the 15-yard penalty), Charles “MEAN JOE” Greene (who spit in the face of Dick Butkus during a game a challenged him to a fight), Jack Tatum (who's known for a hit he made against Darryl Stingley that left him paralyzed from the chest down), Conrad Dobler (who once kicked NFL Hall of Famer Merlin Olsen in the head and was known for hitting defensive lineman in the stomach) and Jim Brown (arguably the best running back to ever play in the NFL who was known for biting the fingers of defensive players who stuck their hands inside his facemask). There wasn't instant replay, fines or penalties for helmet-to-helmet contact, and sports medicine was found in a bottle of aspirin and smelling salt. Concussion test? Today's game has putspecial emphasis on the preservation of its players. Million-dollar player contracts and billion-dollar revenues have also influenced the many rule changes in professional football that have been made in recent years. So before you use phrases like "scared little girls", take in consideration that only 1696 men play football during the NFL regular season. The Lions record is 6-3, so no one really knows how good they are with 7 games left to play. Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley would have been revered during the era of Dick Butkus. And as far as all of us whining Lions' fans that need to "man up", I'll leave you with a quote from Will Rogers (One of the world's most
well-known celebrities in the 1920's and 1930's): After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him. The moral: When you're full of bull, keep your mouth shut."


Since: Nov 1, 2011
Posted on: November 17, 2011 9:45 pm

Vanden Bosch fined $7.5K, first from Lions-Bears

Oh yeah latest news ----Martz to Penn St.  only his genious can help them

Since: Nov 1, 2011
Posted on: November 17, 2011 9:42 pm

Vanden Bosch fined $7.5K, first from Lions-Bears

Yes every team would have all 3 in aminute. Wait not Chicago (fan only) cause Urlacher wants them!!! As for Stafford not being tough he is playing with a broken index finger on his throwing hand (now weahter he should be playing with that injury ia another story).


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