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CloakNNNdagger
12-03-2010, 07:44 PM
NEW YORK (AP) Houston Texans safety Bernard Pollard was fined $40,000 by the NFL on Friday for unnecessary roughness against Justin Gage of the Tennessee Titans.

Pollard was fined for striking Gage in the head area Sunday when the Titans receiver was defenseless. The amount of the fine was so hefty because Pollard is a repeat offender; he was fined $5,000 earlier this season for a hit against Kansas City.

On Monday, the league fined Texans receiver Andre Johnson and Titans cornerback Cortland Finnegan $25,000 apiece for their fight.

Arizona Cardinals tackle Jeremy Bridges was fined $20,000 for unnecessary roughness, his fifth such infraction since 2009. He hit 49ers LB Takeo Spikes after Spikes' interception.

Teammate Clark Haggans, a linebacker, was docked $10,000 for unnecessary roughness on a third-quarter running play for striking an opponent in the head and neck area with his helmet.

Packers linebacker Matt Wilhelm was fined $5,000 for a major facemask against kickoff returner Eric Weems of Atlanta. That penalty helped set up the winning field goal for the Falcons on Sunday.

Baltimore offensive tackle Michael Oher was fined $5,000 for violating the league's social media policy by tweeting during the team's win over Tampa Bay. He posted an update on his Twitter account about his sprained right knee.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.


Wonder if there are any after-the-fact Eagles fines coming up.

Gymrat2005
12-03-2010, 07:58 PM
Wonder if there are any after-the-fact Eagles fines coming up.

Geez, i wish the fines were off of a percent of the players annual salary in due with their contract.

UDFA Salary is alot of money but not alot to keep paying $25k Fines and the Such.

TEXANJAK
12-03-2010, 07:59 PM
I for one am tired of all the fines the NFL is putting out there.they are going overboard.might as well play flag football.

kiwitexansfan
12-03-2010, 08:04 PM
For impersonating a defensive back?

97roc
12-03-2010, 09:24 PM
This just in

NEW YORK (AP) The Houston Texans were fined by the National Football League for allowing the same defensive staff and players to continue embarrass themselves, the team, and their fans. Word is, a grass roots campaign has been started by the other teams in the AFC south to collect donations in order to pay this and future fines.

Koolaid Time
12-03-2010, 09:28 PM
How about the Houston Texans management fined $1 million
for imposing an inferior product upon a defenseless fan base?

gwallaia
12-03-2010, 10:04 PM
What does the NFL do with all this money?

hot pickle
12-03-2010, 10:07 PM
What does the NFL do with all this money?

parties with beer and hookers?

JB
12-03-2010, 10:08 PM
What does the NFL do with all this money?

It goes toward different charities iirc.

Fred
12-03-2010, 10:22 PM
So how much will the Eagles receiver who blasted Pollard when he was in a defenseless position (attempting the INT) be fined?

CretorFrigg
12-03-2010, 10:22 PM
What does the NFL do with all this money?

They claim it goes to charity but there is no definitive source that I know of.

Texan_Bill
12-03-2010, 10:22 PM
parties with beer and hookers?

I support this!! :D

Andre_Johnson
12-03-2010, 10:44 PM
So how much will the Eagles receiver who blasted Pollard when he was in a defenseless position (attempting the INT) be fined?

My guess would be $5,000 (assuming this is Celek's first offense,) but since it's Pollard who was in a defenseless position they'll find a way to ignore it.

Doppelganger
12-03-2010, 10:46 PM
For impersonating a defensive back?

Rep your way! Well done!!!

mussop
12-03-2010, 11:00 PM
absolute BS!!!!!! There was nothing wrong with that hit.

Malloy
12-04-2010, 07:12 AM
parties with beer and hookers?

I want an NFL job :)

jgl35
12-04-2010, 08:43 AM
What does the NFL do with all this money?

Building a war chest for the upcoming lock out.

CloakNNNdagger
12-04-2010, 09:12 AM
It goes toward different charities iirc.

From a Tweet that is no longer available as a link.


Adam_Schefter: NFL fines used to support NFLPA Players Assistance Trust and charitable initiatives supporting youth, education and medical research.

eriadoc
12-04-2010, 09:26 AM
Maybe they should use the fine money to help out the older retired players - especially the ones that used to spear folks. There's some sweet irony there.

Doppelganger
12-04-2010, 09:31 AM
Maybe they should use the fine money to help out the older retired players - especially the ones that used to spear folks. There's some sweet irony there.

They should set aside a bank account for each team and put the fines of each team into that account. At the end of the season, if the teams does not make the playoffs, the NFL should return it to the team with the expressed purpose of dividing that money among the season ticket holders.

HJam72
12-04-2010, 09:58 AM
No.

No.

No.

Beer and hookers wins! :doot: :bravo:

dream_team
12-04-2010, 10:52 AM
So how much will the Eagles receiver who blasted Pollard when he was in a defenseless position (attempting the INT) be fined?

I was thinking the same thing when I saw that play. I know it was incidental contact, but most of these fines on the defensive player were incidental as well. Fines should go both ways.