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Allen Fined $50,000 for Hits on Schaub

Vikings DE Jared Allen is a little bit lighter in the pocket book today, as he has been hit with a $50,000 fine for two below the knee hits on Texans QB Matt Schaub from last Sunday’s win over the Texans. It looks also that he won’t be in uniform this week when the team takes on the Packers, as he is listed as doubtful on the teams injury report.

He didn’t talk about the fines today due to the fact that he will be appealing the fine. Allen’s actions violated this portion of the league rulebook: “A rushing defender who has an unrestricted path to the passer from any direction is prohibited from forcibly hitting the passer in the knee area or below.”

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One Response to “Allen Fined $50,000 for Hits on Schaub”

  1. Jeff says:

    Maybe Goodell should have given a fine to Al Harass of the Packers for his across the field run and dive below the knee to Adrian Peterson last year during their infamous ” bounty hunt “, wouldn’t ya think?

    I’d really like to see an explanation why the Packers team never, ” ever ” get fined for their dirty plays.
    Lets see now, so far this season and from the very first game the Packers played the Vikings;
    Nick Barnett, after scoring a touch down punched Adrian Peterson right on the side of his helmet and then punched him several more times, when Matt Birk tried to pull him away Nick Barnett started to punch him a couple times too. When a Referee tried to grab onto Barnett to pull him away, he was punched also. Goodell apparently doesn’t wish to hand out any fines to the Packers team ” ever “, let alone a suspension.

    Heres another example, last week during the Packer vs Titans game, Brady Poppinga, takes a swing at an Offensive line player David Stewart punching him in the face, who was just standing there with his hands on his hips after a play was over. Stewart, who was pretty much surprised by Poppinga’s action didn’t have an explanation for it, while Poppinga said he didn’t like the way he plays because it frustrated him because he couldn’t get past him to sack the QB.

    Now what gives the Packers the right to get away from getting fines, suspensions etc.??? What gives with Roger Goodell? Why isn’t anything being done about the fist throwing, eventually some of these guys who are thugs will start bring knives to work with them.
    Its getting to the point where Football is getting like Hockey where they have to start a fight to get a player in the penalty box so a game can all of a sudden start.
    This is rediculous and its Rodger Goodell showing favoritism to the Packers who are basically the cry babies of the league with a direct phone call tyo the front office of the NFL.

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