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During last week’s preseason opener, Eagles cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie completely leveled scrambling Steelers quarterback Byron Leftwich, drawing an obvious late-hit penalty, and, to no one’s surprise, the ire of the league.
On Friday, Rodgers-Cromartie, who the NFL determined “unnecessarily struck a defenseless player in the head and neck area,” was fined $21,000.
The monetary punishment, apparently, is too much for the 26-year-old.
“Twenty-one thousand. I ain’t even got that,” Rodgers-Cromartie said, via CSNPhilly.com.
For the record, he’s set to make more than $1.9 million in the final year of the nearly $16 million contract he signed as a Cardinal in 2008. So, either he’s joking or needs to keep better tabs on his finances.
Regardless, DRC (presumably) learned from his mistake and will try to prevent any future occurrences of dirty play.
“I won’t hit him no more, I’ll tell you that much,” Rodgers-Cromartie said. “It’s not even a vicious hit . . . shoot, he
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