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Old 11-26-2010, 07:39 PM   #1
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Will Witherspoon Fined $40,000 for Hit on Donovan McNabb

Titans linebacker Will Witherspoon's helmet-to-helmet hit on Donovan McNabb proved costly for the Titans last Sunday. It also proved costly for Witherspoon this week, as the NFL fined him $40,000.

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not sure this needed a thread, but couldn't find a spot for it. i think witherspoon has a point though. while this hit was definitely a fine-able hit i don't think it was a $40k hit. is there any guideline to how the fine is figured up or do they just go by the "wow" factor?
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Old 11-26-2010, 07:48 PM   #2
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Re: Will Witherspoon Fined $40,000 for Hit on Donovan McNabb

That's what you get for leading with your helmet, and making helmet to helmet contact, on a quarterback no less. That's three strikes right there and you know the NFL isn't going to take it lightly. My biggest worry is one of our defensive players doing it to somebody else and getting smacked with a huge fine. I'm pretty sure Witherspoon is a repeat offender too, so that probably played into it.

Honestly it's just stupid. You know by now you have to lead with your shoulder, hit them in the shoulder or chest, and especially be careful around the qb because it's obvious they matter to the NFL more than other players.
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Old 11-26-2010, 09:22 PM   #3
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howd he get fined more than seymore for punching roethisberger?
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howd he get fined more than seymore for punching roethisberger?
Thats what I was gonna say.I think Big ben and his teammates are right when they said if it would have been Manning or Brady Seymoure would have been suspended.
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Old 11-27-2010, 12:08 AM   #5
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Thats what I was gonna say.I think Big ben and his teammates are right when they said if it would have been Manning or Brady Seymoure would have been suspended.
If it were either of them two that would constitue a 4 game supsension at the very least.
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One of the few times that the NFL got it right. This was a dirty hit and it looked like there was some intent. Otherwise all of the other ones have simply been awful.
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Stiff fine but I can't feel bad for the guy, everyone knows the league is cracking down.
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Old 11-27-2010, 10:10 AM   #8
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The players can continue to moan about the fines being excessive, but I don't think the league is going to change it's stance on what it's trying to accomplish just because they continue to complain. It's up to the players to get it right, the fines will continue to be levied until they do.
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Old 11-27-2010, 10:14 AM   #9
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if it would have been Brady or Manning,they would have instituted a *new* rule.
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Old 11-27-2010, 10:21 AM   #10
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I sure hope there is a paper trail from where this Money is going on these fines.
If I was the team,offender and organization (recipient) of these fines,I would want bank statements on this money flow.

Sorry for wearing my conspiracy hat today,but this money are crazy amounts.

I would just want to glance and make sure there's no Obama/Resko/Goodell fund from Switzerland..that's all..lol

no biggie...

This money better be going to United Way or recycled back in Football and not in peoples pockets...

Oh what are we kidding...You know there's something going on,in this evil world.
Somebody has their hands in this Football "fine" cookie jar.
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Fines always go to charity... I wouldn't worry about the NFL not having their ducks in a row when it comes to finances.
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howd he get fined more than seymore for punching roethisberger?
Ben seemed like he was asking for it, so he provoked it. I honestly think the reason he wasn't fined as much is for the fact that the guy has got away with maybe the worst crime you can commit. It is in the back of everyones mind and he seems like he hasn't changed, you can say all the right things but your actions speak louder than words. Nobody believes his lame ass excuse that he said we are going for 2 or what ever said. Seymore has been a stand up guy so you know Ben said something to piss him off.
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that hit was bullshit he tried to knock mcnabb out of the game hit him right under the chin.just glad he wasnt hurt
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Thats what I was gonna say.I think Big ben and his teammates are right when they said if it would have been Manning or Brady Seymoure would have been suspended.
If it had been P. Manning or Brady getting punched, the offensive linemen would have gone after Seymour. I find it interesting that the Pittsburgh o-linemen didn't do squat. Besides, Seymour got ejected.
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The fine is hefty because he's probably a repeat offender.
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