We knew Green Bay Packers safety Nick Collins was going to be fined for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Dallas Cowboys receiver Roy Williams, Sunday night.
The NFL was swift in enacting justice, saddling Collins with a $50,000 fine, today.
The fine is high for a first-time offender like Collins, but the blow was just the type the NFL is looking to crack down on and they obviously wanted to make an example of the Packers safety.
Collins landed the shot to the back of Williams’ head midway through the third quarter and the receiver was on the ground for a few minutes afterward.
Collins has the right to appeal the fine.
I think he can afford it being the highest paid Packer player…thought it was pretty cool of Roy to send a letter to Goodell stating that he shouldn’t be fined cause it wasn’t his fault. Granted the hit deserved a fine, I think it was a little steep considering the hit didn’t look malicious. Oh well, just glad we stomped the ‘girls and here’s to hoping the Packers have the privilege of getting two coaches fired this year!
Yeaaaa I can’t say I agree with that fine. How about instead of a 4 minute video sent to teams the league actually runs some preseason clinics in the future to give the players an opportunity to really see what they are talking about instead of issuing the outrageous fines.
That’s a good idea. I thought the fine was excessive for a first timer who may not have had intent. 15-20k would have been more reasonable.