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#31 PantherPhann89

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 08:14 PM

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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Posted 02 November 2012 - 09:26 PM

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

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 09:29 PM

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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Posted 02 November 2012 - 09:33 PM

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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Posted 02 November 2012 - 09:45 PM

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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Posted 02 November 2012 - 09:54 PM

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...ne-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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Posted 02 November 2012 - 09:56 PM

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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Posted 02 November 2012 - 10:15 PM

Yea way too much money, just suspend his ass next 6 games. He gonna lose money now?

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 12:06 AM

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

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 12:14 AM

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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Posted 03 November 2012 - 01:01 AM

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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Posted 03 November 2012 - 02:00 AM

http://profootballta...brandon-lafell/

PFT commentators disagree with Huddle opinions. Maybe it's mostly Bears fans replying...

I saw the hit too. Conte was clearly aiming for the body, but as LaFell went toward the ground, the head took the brunt of the hit.
But more importantly, how did they let LaFell return to play in the game, only to suffer “concussion symptoms” later during the week? Aren’t they supposed to be screening this stuff on the sidelines nowadays?


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Posted 03 November 2012 - 02:08 AM

http://profootballta...brandon-lafell/

PFT commentators disagree with Huddle opinions. Maybe it's mostly Bears fans replying...



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It does not matter if he was "aiming" for the body, his helmet hit Lafell's. Secondly, you obviously saw Lafell walk off the sideline and have a team doctor/neurologist talk to him and obviously cleared him to play.

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 02:12 AM

NFL's defenseless receiver rule.

“It is a foul if a player initiates unnecessary contact against a player who is in a defenseless posture.
(a) Players in a defenseless posture are: [. . .]
(2) A receiver attempting to catch a pass; or who has completed a catch and has not had time to protect himself or has not clearly become a runner. If the receiver/runner is capable of avoiding or warding off the impending contact of an opponent, he is no longer a defenseless player;
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( b ) Prohibited contact against a player who is in a defenseless posture is:
(1) Forcibly hitting the defenseless player’s head or neck area with the helmet, facemask, forearm, or shoulder, regardless of whether the defensive player also uses his arms to tackle the defenseless player by encircling or grasping him; and
(2) Lowering the head and making forcible contact with the top/crown or forehead/”hairline” parts of the helmet against any part of the defenseless player’s body.”



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Posted 03 November 2012 - 04:34 AM

It does not matter if he was "aiming" for the body, his helmet hit Lafell's. Secondly, you obviously saw Lafell walk off the sideline and have a team doctor/neurologist talk to him and obviously cleared him to play.

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The thing to look at here. He's not playing for anything but a big hit. He could have easily stepped into the path of the receiver and caught him coming down and it's an easy tackle, since the receiver has no balance in midair with a corner in tight coverage, and in the process of making a play on it. Or, he had the choice of stepping up and trying for a deflection/pick himself.

What he did was clearly dirty. No two ways around it.


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