Found October 24, 2011 on
My Sports Rumors:
The NFL is a complete joke when they say they care about players safety more then ever. We all ranted a couple weeks ago when Atlanta Falcons corner Dunta Robinson was fined only $40,000 for his hit on Philadelphia Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin. The fine was less then the one he received the prior year for his hit on DeSean Jackson and showed he hasn’t learned his lesson. Well today the NFL has decided to reduce his current fine to $25,000.
Falcons cornerback Dunta Robinson was notified Friday by the NFL that his fine for a hit on wide receiver Jeremy Maclin was reduced to $25,000, according to his agent Jason Chayut. (Chris Vivlamore – Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Come on Roger Goodell let’s hear you say it again? You care about the players safety and you’re doing everything possible to keep them safe. Us fans and most players call ******** when your office gives lighter fines and then reduces them further to repeat offenders.
That’s right I call ********, it’s time to show you do care about the players in your league. You do care about your employees don’t you?
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