Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Brandon Meriweather fined 42k by NFL for illegal hit on Lacy

According to Mike Jones of the Washington Post, Team from Washington Safety Brandon Meriweather has been fined $42,000 by the league for his illegal helmet-helmet hits in Sunday's game. The first hit of his knocked out Packers RB Eddie Lacy, while the second one on Packers backup RB James Starks ended up knocking himself out. It's safe to say that this guy completely deserves this fine. You can't break that rule once without getting in trouble, yet he stupidly did it twice. On the bright side, Lacy seems fine, so I guess I don't hate him, but he did deserve some kind of punishment. 

1 comment:

Brandon said...

It's disappointing that the NFL doesn't do more about players like Merriweather. This wasn't his first fine. If the NFL wants to do more about injuries, it should take a harder stand with players like Merriweather and Bernard Pollard (who concussed Andre Johnson, and has a history for causing injuries). That's not going to eliminate injuries, but having the NFL lose players like Merriweather and Pollard isn't going to be the end of the league either.