The New York Giants have long been heralded as a class organization. Although there have been a few hiccups here and there, Big Blue generally does a commendable job in keeping its players out of trouble with both the law and the NFL itself.
However, today, the league has come down hard on starters David Bass and Kevin Boothe for physically engaging Tampa Bay Buccaneer defenders after their controversial actions during Eli Manning's kneel down on the final play of the contest. Furthermore, safety Kenny Phillips was fined $30,000 for his crushing blow to Bucs receiver Vincent Jackson.
Both Boss and Boothe were fined $7,875 for striking their opposition in the head and neck areas. On the film, both can be seen engaging Buccaneers defenders in a scrum that carried over to the traditional head coaches hand shake immediately after the game. Surprisingly, Giants head coach Tom Coughlin was not pleased with Greh Schiano's decision to knock down Eli Manning in the final play.