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Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather will be fined but not suspended for his helmet-to-helmet hit Sunday that knocked Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy out of the game with a concussion sources told ESPN.
Meriweather wasn't penalized during the game for the hit on Lacy.
Meriweather suffered a concussion himself later in the game when he led with his helmet to try to tackle Packers running back James Starks. A flag wasn't thrown on that play either.
Meriweather has a history of fines for illegal hits. While a member of the New England Patriots he was fined $50000 in 2010 (later reduced to $40000 on appeal) for hits against defenseless receivers. In 2011 when he was with the Chicago Bears he was fined $20000 for a helmet-to-helmet hit and $25000 for unnecessary roughness.
Redskins coach Mike Shanahan was asked Monday whether he thought the two plays involving Meriweather were legal hits.
"To be honest with you on the first one it looked like the run...
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On Sunday, karma caught up with Washington Redskins’ safety Brandon Meriweather. I want to make certain that I mean what I say and to that end I want to say clearly what I mean. I do not wish ill upon Meriweather, but his two injury-causing helmet to helmet hits were, as he may now acknowledge, totally uncalled for.
The first hit, wherein he launched himself violently at the...
In case you missed it, former Patriots first round pick Brandon Meriweather proved once again yesterday just how dirty (and stupid) of a player he is.
The Redskins safety, who played Sunday in only his second game since signing a 2 year, $6 million contract in 2012, made headlines early in the day when his lick on Eddie Lacy took the Packers rookie running back out with a concussion...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The helmet-to-helmet hit that gave Green Bay Packers rookie running back Eddie Lacy a concussion on his first carry at Lambeau Field has resulted in a big fine for Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather.
According to a league source, the NFL has fined Meriweather 42,000 for the hit on Lacy.
However, later in the Week 2 game, when Meriweather lowered his...
We've been waiting several days now to find out what sort of punishment awaits Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather after he knocked out Packers running back Eddie Lacy and then subsequently knocked himself out when he hit James Starks. Now we know: a league sources tells CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora Meriweather's been fined $42000 by the NFL for a blow to the head...
Redskins' Brandon Meriweather fined $42K for hit on Packers' Eddie
Brandon Meriweather may never learn his lesson.
The former Patriots safety, now playing with the Redskins, delivered a helmet-to-helmet hit to Packers running back Eddie Lacy, causing the rookie to leave the game with a concussion. Meriweather gave a similar hit to Green Bay’s reserve running back, James Starks. Meriweather left the game after that collision and is also out with...
Well, that didn't take long. Injury-prone Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather is already out with a head or neck injury.Fantasy Spin:He banged his helmet on Packers running back James Starks in the second quarter. This has concussion written all over it.
The Green Bay Packers lost running back Eddie Lacy early during today’s contest against the Washington Redskins after he suffered a concussion. Later in the game, Redskins oft-injured safety Brandon Meriweather found himself injured with a head ailment of his own.Here’s Dr. Ray Solano’s take on the injuries and concussions in general:Brandon Meriweather proved a danger to his...
It wasn’t quite Dashon Goldson money, but Brandon Meriweather will be paying up for his own headshot.
Meriweather was fined $42,000 on Wednesday for leading with his helmet during Washington’s loss to the Packers on Sunday, according to NFL Network’s Albert Breer. The Redskins’ safety delivered blows to the heads of Packers running backs Eddie Lacy, forcing him to leave the...
Hits to the head have been a point of emphasis throughout the NFL this season and it didn't take long in Week 2 for a big one to have taken place in the Washington-Green Bay game.
On the Packers' opening drive, Green Bay running back Eddie Lacy carried the ball for 10 yards and was hit in the head by the Redskins' Brandon Meriweather with no foul being called...
The Green Bay Packers have ruled out running back Eddie Lacy for the rest of the day after suffering a concussion.
#Packers RB Eddie Lacy out for the game with a concussion. #WASvsGB
— Green Bay Packers (@packers) September 15, 2013
Lacy took a brutal hit from Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather. It looks like Meriwweather launched himself. So I’m sure he’ll get fined...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- On his first-ever rushing attempt at Lambeau Field, Green Bay Packers rookie running back Eddie Lacy suffered a concussion.
Lacy rushed for 10 yards on the play before Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather led with his helmet to take him down. There was no penalty on the play, but replays clearly showed that Meriweather made helmet-to-helmet contact with...