View Full Version : After Texans called him dirty, NFL fines David Stewart $7,875

10-05-2012, 11:53 PM
After Sunday’s Titans-Texans game, several Houston players complained that Tennessee guard David Stewart was playing dirty. Looking over the tape, the league office found one play on which it agreed.

The NFL has confirmed that Stewart was fined $7,875 for unnecessary roughness for a play on which he unnecessarily struck a Texans player in the head area.

The Texans think that’s a slap on the wrist for what Stewart did. Two different Houston players said Stewart threw multiple punches during the game, and the Texans also accused Stewart of pulling linebacker Brooks Reed’s hair. Texans safety Danieal Manning told the Houston Chronicle that Stewart “should have been fined four times. Justice was not done.”

Pulling Reed's hair should have certainly been called.

10-06-2012, 12:38 AM
I guess I show my age, but when I first heard the name David Stewart I thought of the Oakland A's Ace.

10-06-2012, 08:34 AM
i'm surprised he wasnt ejected. the play they're talking about is manning's touchdown, stewart throws a punch right in front of the ref - who only flags him for a 15 yard penalty. i thought taking a swing was an immediate ejection, though maybe he had an open hand and i couldnt see it.