Originally written on NFL Injury Report  |  Last updated 11/18/14
Cincinnati Bengals safety, George Iloka, was fined $15,000 for his hit on Green Bay Packers tight end, Jermichael Finley, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com.  Iloka’s hit on Finley caused Finley to leave the game with an apparent concussion.  There was no penalty on the play and Iloka has since filed his appeal.  From my perspective, the hit was not helmet-to-helmet.  Nor do I believe the hit was done with the intent to hit Finley in the head.  Finley was going down as Iloka was coming in with his shoulder for the hit.  Iloka’s shoulder may have even hit part, if not all, of Finley’s shoulder.I understand the need for fines and I am not saying the NFL should be the “no fine league.”  I also hope that what I understand is true that the proceeds from these fines are donated to various charities and other player’s retirement accounts.  However, the totality of the play as well as the parties involved should be considered when the NFL dishes out its monetary punishments. I would like to think that the NFL looked at every angle, considered all circumstances in this case and not acted like a police officer who gives out unnecessary tickets in the hope that the parties involved do not show up.I am grateful that the NFL has an appeal process and that Iloka exercised his right to do so.  I am very interested in how this plays out.  Stay with me for any updates. You can follow me on twitter @TheSoftParade69Talk football talk cigars talk anything, I know a little about a lot.Follow @TheNFLInjuryRpt Looking for fantasy football advice?
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