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On Sunday, Seahawks WR Golden Tate delivered a knockout blow to Cowboys LB Sean Lee on a blindside block that made all the highlight reels, and has now left Tate $21,000 poorer after being fined by the NFL.
The hit also gave us one of the more brutal photos of the football season so far:
(Photo: Max Faulkner via seattletimes.com)
The look on Lee’s face – with Tate’s helmet planted squarely in his jaw – is downright scary, and it’s fortunate that Lee wasn’t seriously injured on the play (although, the long-term effects on his brain probably won’t be known for a long time).
WATCH THE PLAY HERE (GIFs below). In real time, it most certainly is a blindside block, but it’s looks as though Tate put his helmet in Lee’s chest and wasn’t aiming for his head (despite the result). Seattle head coach Pete Carroll has said that “I don’t think he could have done it any cleaner”.
For his part, Tate posted the following to his Twitter page on Sunday evening:
“I hope Sean Lee is ok. I never hav
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IRVING People in both the Seattle and Dallas organizations have been informed that the vicious and illegal crackback block administered to Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee by Seahawks receiver Golden Tate will result in a 21,000 fine to Tate, sources say.
In reviewing the play from Sunday's 27-7 Seahawks win, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said to the media, "I'm sure they will...
Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate said Monday that he was praying he didn't get fined by the NFL for the blindside hit he delivered Sunday on Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee.
Tate posted the following statement on his official Twitter page Sunday evening:
"I hope Sean Lee is ok. I never have intentions on injuring another player. It's football which means Its physical...
DALLAS Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee, the NFL's leading tackler, has built a reputation as a budding star who performs with a high motor, at a high level and with a high regard for doing things the right way.
And now Lee's speaking out on an opponent who victimized him in the lowest way and in the wrong way.
"I understand being excited, but I thought it was a little...
Golden Tate has spent most of this week hearing his name being brought up in debates about whether his block on Dallas' Sean Lee was legal or not.
It apparently was not legal as the Seattle wide receiver was hit with a hefty fine by the NFL. Tate said Thursday that he intends to appeal the fine, but that within the appeal, he wasn't going to receive clarification on what...
After delivering a hard block against Cowboys Sean Lee, Golden Tate was fined $21,000 by the NFL today (Credit: AP Photo)
After not being penalized for a huge block on Dallas Cowboys Sean Lee this Sunday, Seattle’s Golden Tate believed he was not going to receive punishment for the play.
The NFL, of course, disagrees.
The NFL fined Tate $21,000 for the block, according to Tim...
Golden Tate would rather be talked about because he's making catches or scoring touchdowns.
This week, the Seattle wide receiver has gotten plenty of attention and very little of it for the three catches he had last Sunday against Dallas. Such is the situation Tate finds himself in after laying a block that flattened Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee and drew a fine from the NFL....
In my eyes it was a good hit. In Pete Carroll's eyes it was a good hit. (By good we mean legal of course)
Pete Carroll: "Oh ya - I knew Golden Tate was fined. It was a fantastic block, in their eyes he clipped the guys facemask, in chin area"— Q Smith (@NWSBQ) September 19, 2012
Today however the NFL said Golden Tate has been fined for his block on Dallas...
Recall Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate leveling Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee. We liked it. The NFL did not. He was fined $21,000.
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Seattle receiver Golden Tate was fined by the NFL for the violent block he put on Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee on Sunday, Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said.
In a radio interview with KJR-AM in Seattle on Wednesday, Carroll said Tate has been fined and intends to appeal. The Seahawks were off Wednesday as they prepared for a Monday night home game against Green Bay.
The Dallas cowboys came to town Sunday to take on our Seattle Seahawks. The last 2 meetings were in Dallas and the last 3 meetings went in favor of the Cowboys.
Seattle 27, Dallas 7
When: 4:05 PM ET, Sunday, September 16, 2012
Where: CenturyLink Field, Seattle, Washington
Head Official: Donovan Briggans
Boxscore | Recap
IRVING, Texas --There is so much to like about Sean Lee. The third-year Dallas linebacker has impressed almost from the day he arrived at Valley Ranch from Penn State after the 2010 draft, when he was taken in the second round by the Cowboys.
Lee has come to define himself with a relentless work ethic, laid back demeanor when dealing with the media and off the field and a true...