If the NFL is not careful it is going to take the fun out of the NFL. What did the league do this time you ask? It fined Chicago Bears rookie linebacker Jonathan Bostic $21,000 for this hit on Chargers wide receiver Mike Willie during a recent preseason contest.
This is just crazy. He didn't lead with the helmet at all, in fact he hits him with his shoulder--like you are supposed to! Yet the NFL has deemed it an offense worthy of a fine--after calling it spectacular on the league's own website.
There was no flag thrown of course (because he did nothing wrong).
Crap like this is exactly why Houston Texans safety D.J. Swearinger says he went low on Dustin Keller. Even if you try to make a legal, text book hit on a player--the kind of stuff fans like to see-- you can get fined.
The guys in the league office need to get their collective heads out of their behinds. If they don't the joke that many already use--that the NFL stands for the N...