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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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Comments

Since: Sep 9, 2009
Posted on: November 17, 2011 1:19 pm
 

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

David you should post more often. You actually make sense, unlike the majority of posers erh posters on here. Keep up the intelligent comments.




Since: Sep 9, 2009
Posted on: November 17, 2011 1:18 pm
 

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

Really trying to make a fashion statement and incurring ten thousand dollar fines every week? What a loser, give that money to charity if you dont want it.



Since: Mar 8, 2008
Posted on: November 17, 2011 1:12 pm
 

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

Can't you people read? Other fines are pending, as in "the first of those fines rolled in on Thursday morning". And the point about Bennett is that he was previously warned, and chose to ignore it. That pisses off any boss. The NFL takes uniform violations seriously, and it's a good thing they do. Imagine how some of these idiots would push the envelope if they had the latitude. It's not about "$7,500 for a late hit and $10,000 for orange cleats"...it's about a late hit fine in one case and willfully ignoring a league rule, followed by a warning one week ago, in the the other.



Since: Jun 26, 2009
Posted on: November 17, 2011 12:32 pm
 

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

Really late hit by Fairley, dirty hit by Suh clearly going for the head and ripping his helmet off, Stafford ripping Moore down by his head which was clearly intentional, and Goodell is going to fine Bennett for orange shoes? Goodell is seriously a freaking joke!!!! Player apparal over player safety huh mr. Goodell?


The article says "the first fine". I am sure they will hand out more. Bennet got fined $10,000 because it was his second straight week, and that is asking for it IMO. Last week he was fined $5,000, and he did it again. Dont get me wrong, I dont think he should have gotten fined at all for wearing shoes, stupid IMO, especially since one of the Bears colors is orange. Vanden Bosch's fine is $7500 because he is not a repeat offender, at least I dont think he is. I am sure more fines will be handed out, or have been, and we have not heard about them yet. I doubt Fairley will be fined, it was a late hit. Fairley had a hand on Cutler what he was releasing the ball, Fairley was looking down and see the ball left Cutlers hand. Fairley drove Cutler into the ground after they both took a few steps, hence the penalty. Did he go too far?? Yeah, but that same type of play happens alot with no fine.



Since: Sep 27, 2009
Posted on: November 17, 2011 12:31 pm
 

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

You bunch of whiners this is football not some lame sport like basketball. Suh isn't dirty just plays hard, for all you bear fans out there what about dick butkis, he is a hero in chicago was he not a mean dirty player. Man up and stop whining about a man's game



Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: November 17, 2011 12:26 pm
 

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

I am a lions fan but I have to agree with you about the shoes. In fact I heard the Angry Orange has filed a discrimination lawsuit against the NFL. Hey Roger, Hey Roger hahahahaha.......



Since: Sep 25, 2008
Posted on: November 17, 2011 12:18 pm
 

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

Haha, gotta love a guy named "big-n-nasty23" whining about mean football players.



Since: Jan 29, 2009
Posted on: November 17, 2011 12:10 pm
 

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

Fairley deserves a fine, a big one. Suh, only because he has a history. Vanden Bosch, it was late. Stafford? Really? Intent? To throw the guy down, yes. Diliberately going after the helmet? Doubt it. Regardless, he's a quarterback. If Peyton or Brady did it, they'd either be called prima donna's or been praised for their "passion and emotion". A guy got tossed down by a QB and he was humiliated.



Since: Mar 15, 2011
Posted on: November 17, 2011 12:09 pm
 

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

What a joke! Fining Bennet $10,000 for orange shoes and Vanden Bosch $7,500 for a late hit. The NFL is getting pretty stupid with these unnecessary fines.



Since: Mar 15, 2011
Posted on: November 17, 2011 12:07 pm
 

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

What a joke! Fining Bennet $10,000 for orange shoes and Vanden Bosch $7,500 for a late hit. The NFL is getting pretty stupid with these unnecessary fines.


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