guess Goodell didn't get a chance to check with the CBA about this:
Originally Posted by Slapstick
Steelers' Terence Garvin fined $25K for Kevin Huber hit
By Chris Wesseling
Around the League Writer
Published: Dec. 18, 2013
Cincinnati Bengals punter Kevin Huber has lost the opportunity to play again this season as a direct result of the vicious block by Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Terence Garvin in Sunday night's game.
Garvin has lost a hefty portion of his paycheck for the effort.
A league source told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport that Garvin has been fined $25,000 for the hit that broke Huber's jaw and might have left him with a cracked vertebrae. A second source close to Garvin confirmed that the linebacker will appeal.
Artrell Hawkins of WLWT-TV in Cincinnati first reported the fine.
Dean Blandino, the NFL's vice president of officiating, explained the illegality of the hit on Tuesday's edition of NFL Network's "NFL Total Access."
As we understand the rules, Garvin was free to hit Huber as hard as physically possible -- just not with the crown of his helmet above the punter's neckline.
Huber spoke Wednesday, accepting responsibility for punting down the middle of the field to a dangerous returner in Antonio Brown. The Bengals punter realizes big hits are "a part of the game" and is not expecting an apology from Garvin.
Yeah. When Garvin appeals, the fine will end up being no more that 25% of his paycheck for a first offense...somewhere just under $6K...
I hope Brown pays that fine for Garvin
Don't want to see anyone hurt - nocked a little senseless yes - but broken up - na - its a punter - but stuff happens so fast -what can ya do ?
Since the NFL cares so much about player safety, any fine levied should go directly to Huber and the NFL should match it. Would be nice if Garvin or maybe even a ROONEY said so.