« Thanksgiving no day off for Dolphins | Main | Joey Porter issues his apology in public »

NFL fines Crowder, Light $15,000

The NFL has confirmed to Miami Herald collegue Jeff Darlington that Miami's Channing Crowder and New England's Matt Light have been fined $15,000 for their involvement in Sunday hair-pulling slap-fight.

Neither player will be suspended.

The fines are for the "verbal and physical altercation," suggesting that although Crowder did not participate in the actual volley of fists, there were mean words exchanged before Light began to pound on the back of Crowder's head and pull his dreds.

These fines solidify for me that the NFL has no structured plan for fining players.

Consider:

Joey Porter gets fined $20,000 for ripping the officiating following the Houston game but Channing Crowder and Matt Light get $15,000 for a fight in front of 67,000 people that has been replayed countless times on ESPN and other national TV outlets?

Vonnie Holliday gets docked $7,500 for a perfectly legal hit on Matt Cassel after the teams' first meeting this year but this ugly moment gets $15,000.

And does the NFL want us to believe that Light punching Crowder three times in the back of the head while the linebacker's helmet is off, then pulling his hair deserves the same fine as Crowder pushing Light and perhaps saying mean things about his mom or wife?

Anyway, on another matter, the Dolphins are already practice today. Jake Long was not in pads during the time the media is allowed to view what happens on the field. He did have his right ankle heavily taped. Best case scenario he'll walk-thru the drill today, which means he is limited at best.

The team has not added another player to the active roster which suggests Miami will ask either Ernest Wilford or practice squad player Anthony Armstrong to be active Sunday against St. Louis.

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d83451b26169e20105361c3112970b

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference NFL fines Crowder, Light $15,000:

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Did You Know That Roger Goodell Is Marrierd To Robert Krafts SisteR,A LITTLE TRIVIA FROM THE CUBAN

This incident once again shows the NFLs favoritism for "name teams" and "star players" any other tackle from a "lesser teams" would be fined and suspended no questions asked. But don't touch the Patriots cause they get plenty of TV ratings and the bottom line thats what the NFL wants.... Just check out what is going on with the referees and penalties etc.... If a DB touches a star receiver 5 yellow flags go up.... if a name DB touches a no-name receiver, goes un-noticed.....

Roger Goodell is married to Jane Skinner from FOX News. I don't know if she is Kraft's sister or not but that would explain the bias towards N.E. Also... "Cuban Menace" you are a JACK OFF that needs to get off this blog. First of all the Jesters have only been to the big game once which they got lucky and won. The Fins have been there five times (72,73,74,83,85)winning twice so stop talking about how mighty your crappy team is until you've dominated like the Dolphins have so many time's before. Remember Miami has THE only undefeated team for the whole season.

Roger Goodell is married to Jane Skinner from FOX News. I don't know if she is Kraft's sister or not but that would explain the bias towards N.E. Also... "Cuban Menace" you are a JACK OFF that needs to get off this blog. First of all the Jesters have only been to the big game once which they got lucky and won. The Fins have been there five times (72,73,74,83,85)winning twice so stop talking about how mighty your crappy team is until you've dominated like the Dolphins have so many time's before. Remember Miami has THE only undefeated team for the whole season.


Both are fined the same, which is both appropriate and equitable. Why?

" Watch the tape. Crowder threw the first punch. Not a very good one, but a punch."

-as posted by Alf above.

" Watch the tape. Crowder threw the first punch. Not a very good one, but a punch."

-as posted by Alf above.

Do you get it yet? Crowder gets pancaked by Light, gets up, and STARTS THE DAMN FIGHT. Good thing Crowder's head is harder than his helmet, so,eventually, despite the girl-length dreads and Light's XXXL grip on them, enough nuerons get together within Crowder's skull to order a 180 flip on his dumbass flight or fight circuitry. And Crowder wisely prances out of harms way, aided immeasurably by a gang-tackle scrum centered on Light. Crowder ran - hIs best move of the day, by far. No Mas baby, see Lesnar vs. Couture for a comparable physical beatdown mismatch.

Dierdorf on CBS called it right, saw right through Crowder's feigned smile ( looked more like pained idiocy ),the uplifted arms attempting to exhort the crowd. Crowder got whupped. Apparently, the blunt-force trauma endured by Crowder affected Porter, who showed all the symptoms of a mild concussion - lack of cognitive thinking abilities, disorentation, failure to acknowledge authority, etc. Your basic 2.5 - 3yr. old in other words.

Two consecutive penalities - shitty ones at that- nice job Joey... So, the Pats exploit the situation ( They do that. Better than anyone) and score. Again. Yawn...Read here yesterday that "some Miami players were upset that NE 'ran up the score'" Oh please... We know the Pats go for the throat. Always. Wonder how many Fins players privately pointed to Porter for setting NE up to score again?

On a brighter note, the now-contrite and apologetic Porter will give freely of his time and energy to promote harmony and team-oriented goals. As Joey says, "There can be only one 'ME' in 'TEAM'". Fledgling Crowder will get a tuition waver in Joey's GANGSTA 101 symposium, where he will learn the proper way to take on and defeat any opposing team's "Big Cats"- players who wear numbers in the 60's, 70's, or 90's. Porter is still attempting to integrate and transpose nightime ambushes from behind with a posse backup into an NFL-worthy product that still reflects his personal stamp on how things should be done. Much like the Fin's 4th quarter meltdown against the Pats, still, a work in progress.

TheFez


The Fez , You Are The Man!

This really is silly. I have never heard of anyone getting fined for talking trash. Maybe you can give me a previous occurrance but I can't think of one. And that's not even the issue, the issue is that Crowder didn't just talk trash, he talked trash, and then his helmet was ripped off and his hair was grabbed and then he was repeatedly hit in the head.
Anyone with any ounce of common sense can tell that this is an unfair and clearly biased decision and frankly I'm dissappointed that the Miami media who is basically the only entity that can speak out on this issue without being fined is not speaking up. Actually, now that I think of it, I'm glad my address is not on here because the NFL may think there so powerful that they can fine me.:) Anyhow, can you do us as fans a favor and speak out and don't just go with the flow of promoting the Pats and speak out for our team when they're clearly being treated unfairly.
Oh yeah, and not that what Joey Porter did was right but, come on. Not even as a player but as a fan, watching when Crowder got thrown out just like Light, I was upset. I can't imagine what it must have been like to be getting the bad end of clearly every call on the field and then one of your trenchmates gets pummelled right before your eyes and then after fleeing the fight and not throwing one punch gets ejected just like the other guy.
Help us out, speak your mind and defend our team that works hard for us every Sunday but cannot at this point unless they're prepared to lose more money than Matt Light did for using our middle line backers head for a punching bag. You get the point.


"I can't imagine what it must have been like to be getting the bad end of clearly every call on the field and then one of your trenchmates gets pummelled right before your eyes and then after fleeing the fight and not throwing one punch gets ejected just like the other guy"

- as posted by Ms. Jer29.11 above.

Ms. Jer, please see Alf's qoute posted previously; I will qoute it for you below, as it jibes with my TIVO recording of the game regarding the Crowder/Light skirmish. To wit:

"Watch the tape. Crowder threw the first punch. Not a very good one, but a punch."

Crowder instigated it, had his arse handed to him for his troubles. Jen, would you don a red jumpsuit, then creep up on a bull and taser his azz? No you say? Well, maybe Crowder has learned something by now. Too funny, and too embarassing to the Fins... Ai-yai-yai.

The holding call benefiting Wilfork was iffy at best. Benefit goes to an All-Pro in that case ( Wilfork ) compounded by a neutered wildcat run attack that netted 25 yards on 8 direct snaps to Ronnie Brown. Wildcat? ...meow.

Pass interference against Miami on Moss's 3rd TD appeared to be the right call on Allen.
Allen played Moss against the sideline, problem is, Allen hooked his left arm around Moss's waist, because, as they say, when someone like Moss ie even ( position wise vertically on the field), he is leavin'. Allen cannot match Moss's speed, his reach, or his jumping ability, let alone his savvy. Moss had his hand on Allen's right shoulder, but did not push off, if he had, you would have seen Allen stooped forward and out by the push-off. The pushoff never happened as Moss elevated about 3 feet up and caught the pass from Cassel. Allen was rooted, his left arm played Moss to prevent him from getting seperation. Allen played the man instead of the pass about 15 yards outside his contact Zone. Right call by the linesman who saw it on the sideline.
Allen is a journeyman; Moss is a future Hall of Fame inductee. Shrug.

I'll assume you have no argument with the calls against 'microphones, lights, and soundbites make me happy' Joey Porter. To paraphrase ruler of the Evil Empire up North, ie Grand Master Belichick. Porter " is what he is". No one really knows what that really means, including Porter...


TheFez

goodell's email Roger.Goodell2@nfl.net

LET GOODELL HEAR IT!!!!!!!!!


Roger.Goodell2@nfl.net

This just in, roger godell is sending a truck load of pamprin to Miami for all these whiney asz fans who's coochies hurt! You guys are so so sad.

« 1 2

The comments to this entry are closed.