Thursday, September 26, 2013

Bengals Safety George Iloka fined $15k for Sunday's hit on Finley

Today, a league source told that Bengals Safety George Iloka has been fined $15,000 by the NFL for his hit to the head of Packers TE Jermichael Finley in Sunday's game. According to the ruling, Finley was defenseless when it happened, and even though it was not helmet-helmet, it was apparently bad enough to deserve a fine. 

On the bright side of this situation, Finley appears to be OK and will very likely play in the team's next game. But it's still terrible that he had to have a scare like this. Last thing the Packers need right now is having their receivers get hurt, too. 

1 comment:

Brandon said...

Last season, this hit seemed unlikely to draw a fine. It's getting to the point that any big hit is drawing a fine, and that's probably the point. The NFL is trying to get players to hold up a little to avoid injuries. It's not going to be fair to some players, but the NFL's trying to change the nature of the game and this is one of the tools they're using.