Smith Fined $15,000

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  1. HOU-TEX

    HOU-TEX Ah, Football!

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    You've got to be kidding me! This is getting to be a joke, no? Does anyone think the hit on Ryan deserved this much of a fine, or any fine for that matter. Penalty? Maybe, but 15 grand??!!

    http://www.myfoxhouston.com/dpp/sports/nfl/111208-antonio-smith-fined-$15,000-by-the-nfl
     
  2. Goatcheese

    Goatcheese Nightmare Over

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    I hate this commisioner with a white hot passion. YOU ARE RUINING THE SPORT!
     
  3. TexCanada

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    That is ridiculous. There was clearly no intent to injure there so the penalty should be adequate punishment.
     
  4. JWarren14

    JWarren14 Beer Me

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    There was no intent to cause harm in the hit, he basically just slapped Ryan in the face as he was tackling. You almost have to time and have perfect form when hitting the QB to not get flagged. No wonder the NFL is now a Passing League. Drop your QB back and odds are you'll gain at least 15 yards!

    Fine is just ridiculous.
     
  5. Double Barrel

    Double Barrel Modified Simian

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    Pathetic. Put a tutu on QBs and make them completely untouchable.
     
  6. Rey

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    Anybody think that a couple more incidents like this and Smith will have to sit out a game?

    I hope not...

    But I can't see Goodell continuing to fine him and not taking away at least one game if it keeps happening...
     
  7. False Start

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    Wow... :mcnugget:

    The word penalty never crossed my mind after that play. QBs now days...[​IMG]
     
  8. SteveSlaton20

    SteveSlaton20 All Pro

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    Absolutely ridiculous. That should have only got $5k AT most. And it was not intentional at all.
     


  9. badboy

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    It was a hit to the head & hard to determine intent in that moment. NFL needs to get concussions under control. Smith and everyone needs to lay off above the neck blows and also horse collars.
     
  10. JamesBill

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    Not as upsetting as the "Hit to the Leg' or 'Blow to the 'Head' after trying to block a pass flags. He was reaching for the QB, it was not impossible to avoid or completely accidental.

    I doubt this will contribute to any future suspensions.
     
  11. thunderkyss

    thunderkyss Salem Poor

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    This is probably a reputation thing.

    The hit looks to be incidental....

    This is preposterous (Firefox w/spell-check is awesome).
     
  12. Hervoyel

    Hervoyel The Right Track

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    Are you sure about that? Tutus are made of that coarse hard nylon mesh material. It can be very abrasive and might chafe their delicate skin.

    I don't know if you want to risk trying to outfit them in tutus. You might lose one for the season. Find something softer.
     
  13. Joe Texan

    Joe Texan Inducted 04

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    A full fledged dress and make up then
     
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  14. Big Lou

    Big Lou Stop Clowning

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    $15,000 fine for having testicles......
     
  15. HJam72

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    At this point, I want to see a QB with long hair so they can grab it and yank him down.
     
  16. Kthx

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    This is getting ridiculous, soon it will get to the point where players will start hesitating before making hits because they are afraid the league will steal their money.
     
  17. QB75

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    Good. Then the rule change is working.
     
  18. Texn4life

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    If Harrison has not been suspended before then I don't see it happening. It would take a Suh like effort for the commish to actually sit a player. Hell, the guy from Minnesota kicked a player from the Packers in the sack and only got a fine.
     
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    Sarcasm I hope.
     
  20. clutch

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    when did this happen.. what quarter? time??
     

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