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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 stan...
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The No Fun League strikes again. Chicago Bears LB Jon Bostic was fined $21,000 for his hit on Mike Willie. As you can see in the picture above, he hit him with his shoulder. This is pretty crazy considering that 21k is almost an entire game check for the rookie.
NFL.com actually describes the hit as “hard-hitting” and “spectacular” but now it’s worth $21k. Was this a...
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The NFL continues to make crazy decisions that make absolutely no sense. A week after calling Jon Bostic’s hit on San Diego wide receiver Mike Willie “spectacular” they decided to fine him $21,000. They’re reasoning was he lowered his head into the body of a defenseless player. The problem I have with the fine is that Willie ran about a yard and a half to two yards before...
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