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Conte fined for hit on Lafell

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So many of you say that its not fair to fine him so much, I ask; would it be fair if LaFell had suffered a more serious injury? .

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I bet a bunch of the "rich players should be fined more" people are going to obliviously vote for Romney

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Ronnie Lott would owe the NFL more than he made.

That assumes Lott couldn't adjust to rule changes and flat out ignored them.....

In addition to being vicious he was also a pretty dang smart football player

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So many of you say that its not fair to fine him so much, I ask; would it be fair if LaFell had suffered a more serious injury? .

He wasn't fined too much....

Only reasonable arguement would be someone who gets paid signifantly paid more should have an even bigger fine for that hit

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awww dang he is only gonna make 600k in 1 year.....poor poor him. Lets set up a protest for these overworked under payed NFL players

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I don't think Conte is a dirty player. He was just trying to play tough. If I was a wealthy teammate of his, I'd pay his fine. You need that attitude from your young, lower paid players.

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/blog/nfl-rapidreports/20793306/bears-s-chris-conte-not-happy-with-21000-fine-files-appeal

"It hurts a lot. That's a big chunk of the money that I make and I think it's kind of unfair to fine a guy that is still in his rookie contract that much money, but hopefully they'll take a look at it and at least get it reduced."

Conte has filed an appeal. Essentially he said he'll be "playing for free" this week against the Titans.

Conte signed a four-year, $2.603 million deal as a rookie before the 2011 season.

Coach Lovie Smith said the league explained the fine as automatic because Conte had been penalized on the play.

"Normally you get a flag thrown, you get fined," he said. "It's kind of simple as that now. ... That's the protocol.

"He's been fined one time. As I said, he wasn't trying to hurt anyone, but those things happen. Sometimes when you break the rules, even if you're not trying to, there are consequences to pay. Simple as that."

It seemed somewhat apparent Smith didn't think his player should get fined so much from the way he spoke facetiously about the money Conte has to pay.

"It's the NFL. Guys make a lot of money," coach Lovie Smith said. "That's what y'all (reporters) say. Guys make a lot of money. So I'm sure they can handle the fine.

"What's a $21,000 fine, you know?"

Conte said his playing style will be unaffected even if he was upset with the fine.

"I don't think you can let it affect you," he said. "You've got to play football the way you play football and be aggressive, and I guess these things are just a part of the NFL now and it comes with the job."

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I bet a bunch of the "rich players should be fined more" people are going to obliviously vote for Romney

Don't understand that thinking. It is wrong.

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Was this his first fine? If so, I agree its too much. If not, keep escalating.

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I personally think its fugged up to fine someone that much money when they make that little to begin with. He made 5 G's compared to the 26 he should have.

The NFL needs to fix the fines, and help out the players who don't make as much.

To be clear, he should have been fined, but I completely disagree with the amt

how is it not fair? you think that is too much for a unnecessary play that led to person's brain getting damaged, perhaps effecting the rest of his life?

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fug that guy; and fug all NFL "athletes" who refuse to control their bodies when making tackles. You can't reach the pinnacle of your sport without having immaculate body control. He intentionally tried to injure someone; I think that he should have been fined even more....and don't get me started on the idiot who destroyed Lattimore's knee.

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