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09-30-2011, 04:07 PM
Steelers' Farrior fined $15,000 by NFL

Friday, September 30, 2011

By Ray Fittipaldo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
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Steelers linebacker James Farrior was fined $15,000 by the NFL for a hit Sunday night on Indianapolis quarterback Kerry Collins.

Farrior hit Collins after he released the ball, but he was not penalized during the game. Collins later left the game with concussion symptoms and was replaced by backup Curtis Painter.

Farrior said he had been expecting to hear from the league, but thought he had escaped a fine when he didn't receive any news by Thursday. Farrior was informed of the fine as he walked off the practice field this afternoon.

Farrior does not believe the hit warranted a fine.

"I don't think so, but the league saw it necessary to put the fine out there, so we just have to go with it," he said.

Farrior's agent, Ralph Cindrich, said Farrior will appeal the fine.

Farrior believes the league acted because Collins left the game with concussion symptoms. The league has been trying to come down hard on hits to the head and late hits that can result in head injuries.

"No doubt about it," Farrior said. "With everything that's going on now, I think that's what happened."

Ray Fittipaldo: rfittipaldo@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1230

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Discipline of Steel
09-30-2011, 04:36 PM
3 games 4 fines 0 suspensions

that projects (roughly) to 20 fines this year

$10k apiece is $200k

X 32 teams is $6.4 mil

that the owners will have leached back from the players by the end of the year.

09-30-2011, 07:19 PM
3 games 4 fines 0 suspensions

that projects (roughly) to 20 fines this year

$10k apiece is $200k

X 32 teams is $6.4 mil

that the owners will have leached back from the players by the end of the year.

I'm pretty sure that the fine money gets funneled into NFL Charities, not the owners' pockets.

09-30-2011, 07:32 PM
my problem lies in the inconsistent manner which these fines are levied with...

No fines for Wilkerson or Wimbley

Posted by Michael David Smith on September 30, 2011

Jets coach Rex Ryan was angry this week when his quarterback, Mark Sanchez, got his nose broken by Raiders linebacker Kamerion Wimbley with no flag being thrown, especially considering that in the same game, Raiders quarterback Jason Campbell drew a roughing the passer penalty for nothing more than getting bumped in the shoulder by Jets defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson.

After reviewing the situation, the NFL says Ryan is half right: Wilkerson did nothing wrong when he bumped into Campbell, but Wimbley didnít do anything wrong with his hit on Sanchez, either. The league office confirmed to PFT that neither Wilkerson nor Wimbley was fined.

The decision not to fine Wilkerson just makes sense: Wilkerson barely bumped into Campbell, and that play did not warrant a flag.

The hit on Wimbley was a closer call: It didnít look like an intentional cheap shot, but in the course of taking Sanchez down, Wimbley got his hand inside Sanchezís facemask, breaking his nose in the process. It was reminiscent of the hit that Haloti Ngata laid on Ben Roethlisberger last season, which drew Ngata a $15,000 fine. But Wimbley got off easier than Ngata.

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09-30-2011, 07:51 PM
Who cares. It isn't my money.