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Fines levied

Posted on: October 19, 2010 5:30 pm
Edited on: October 19, 2010 5:36 pm

The hefty fines levied against three players for illegal hits Tuesday will open some eyes around the NFL.

It won't stop the hits.

The league fined Pittsburgh's James Harrison $75,000, and New England's Brandon Meriweather and Atlanta's Dunta Robinson each $50,000 for hits this past weekend.

That's a lot of money, more than many make in a year. But if the NFL really thinks that will change the way guys play, they are nuts.

Harrison's fine was the biggest because he's a repeat offender.

Football is a violent, nasty game. What was Robinson supposed to do when he was beating down on DeSean Jackson? Stop and think? Then the guy catches the ball and races by him. Robinson hit him with his shoulder, not his helmet, but was fined for launching.

There is a real fine line here. I saw a Jaguars safety beating down on a receiver Monday night and he pulled up, probably because of the uproar made over the weekend hits.

I think hits to the head are serious stuff, but they're no worse than a chop block that shreds a knee.

Is the NFL overreacting? That's what they do when the media goes bonkers on a subject, which they are about the hits.


Category: NFL

Since: Jan 10, 2007
Posted on: October 19, 2010 6:14 pm

Fines levied

What about when an offensive player lowers their head to plow into a defensive player for extra yards???

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