Green Bay Packers linebacker [intlink id=”1335″ type=”category”]Erik Walden[/intlink] was fined $15,000 for his roughing-the-passer penalty on Chicago’s [intlink id=”405″ type=”category”]Jay Cutler[/intlink], last weekend.
The call, which negated an interception by [intlink id=”82″ type=”category”]Tramon Williams[/intlink], was questionable at best, as we noted in this week’s TiVo Time. That makes the fine even more dubious, but you can’t breathe on quarterback in today’s NFL, especially a vagina like Jay Cutler.
“I didn’t lead with my head, I didn’t lunge,” Walden said. “Clay was at the bottom, so I tilted to give (Cutler) a little hit with my shoulder. I was jumping over him but I didn’t land on him or send him to the ground, and I didn’t lead with my head. And I didn’t launch myself into him, so I don’t know.”
The league claims the hit was in the area of Cutler’s head.
They should probably start handing out fines every time a quarterback gets sacked then.