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    Fines Aplenty In Rams-Vikings Game; But None For Hit That KO'd Boller

    10.16.2009 3:14 pm
    Fines aplenty in Rams-Vikings game; but none for hit that Ko’d Boller
    By Jim Thomas
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch


    Three players were fined for uncessary roughness in last Sunday’s Rams-Vikings game, but Minnesota defensive end Ray Edwards was not fined for what some observers regarded as a questionable hit on St. Louis quarterback Kyle Boller. Boller suffered a mild concussion after the hit by Edwards early in the fourth quarter and was done for the day.

    However, Minnesota defensive tackle Kevin Williams was fined $7,500 for striking Boller in the head area in the process of making a sack in the third quarter.

    The NFL confirmed the previously reported $5,000 fine assessed to Minnesota offensive tackle Artis Hicks for unecessarily striking Rams defensive tackle Gary Gibson, late and away from the ball, early in the third quarter. Gibson suffered a season-ending broken ankle on the play.

    The Rams didn’t escape a fine in the game. Cornerback Quincy Butler was fined $7,500 for an illegal horse collar tackle on a second-quarter kickoff return by Percy Harvin of the Vikings.


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    Re: Fines Aplenty In Rams-Vikings Game; But None For Hit That KO'd Boller

    OOOOooooH OUCH!--stiff fines--yah right!

    Granted I wouldn't want to pay the fine myself, but whats the minium salary for a NFL player...isn't it $240,000?--not sure.

    Any bets Kevin Williams ($7k) fine and Artis Hicks ($5K) or Quincy Butler ($7K) make more then the starting minium salary?

    The fine ought to equal not being allowed on the field for quarters of a game. These little pin-pricks are a small detorent at best. Players still even with SUBSTANCE abuse policies or banned substances still use them in the hopes of getting away with it--and yet every year we here so & so gets busted

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    Re: Fines Aplenty In Rams-Vikings Game; But None For Hit That KO'd Boller

    The NFL fine system is a joke that has been negotiated between the league and the players union to be agreeable to both sides. It's all nothing more than PR and lip service to satisfy those that want to see players held responsible for doing bad things.

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    Re: Fines Aplenty In Rams-Vikings Game; But None For Hit That KO'd Boller

    r8rh8rmike, I totally aggree--its a JOKE

    But then again a lot of the rules are a joke anymore. They ought to slap a red-shirt on QBs and any reciever making $5mil or more a season so they dont get hit.--This year the BRADY RULE...sheeze, might as well get girlscouts playing football anymore.

    Some Rules like no Spearing, Cloth-lining, leading with a helmet and etc make sense. But when I played, it was a physical game--QBs got creamed, and WR got blasted

    Anymore its all about money and winning--winning and money. So they over rule the game to protect their pretty-boys to keep winning and making money

    Had a Rams defense player smacked Farve like Boller took a hit, that player would seriously fined and DFS called on him for Elder abuse

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