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Slauson fined $10k for illegal hit on Cushing

Discussion in 'Houston Texans' started by IzakDavid13, Oct 11, 2012.

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Was the $10k fine 'Appropriate Punishment'

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  2. No

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  1. IzakDavid13

    IzakDavid13 Contributing Member

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    Appropriate punishment?
    I believe that he should've received at least a suspension, and triple that fine, minimum.
     
  2. magnetik

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    I find it odd that Belichek got 50k fine for touching a ref but this guy got 10k for taking out Cushing for the season? WTF?
     
  3. Classic

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    pretty insulting actually.
     
  4. Raven

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    Anything less than a one game suspension is a joke. In pro sports, a 10k fine is the equivalent of a parking ticket.
     
  5. Naija Texan

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    Antonio Smith was fined more for kicking someone trying to take out his leg and Stewart was fined roughly less then $2,000 for the tantrums he threw during the Titan's game.
     
  6. IzakDavid13

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    An article from March...

    Interesting.
     
  7. Rip Van Rocket

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    Not related, but remember the Slauson cutoff?
     
  8. tallanvor

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    If the NFL thinks the hit was legal then don't fine him. If the NFL thinks the hit was illegal then Slauson just illegally hit someone and ended their season. That should at least be a suspension.

    Those are the 2 options. There is no option that can result in a penalty of 10k. Did he only slightly do an illegal hit? I would prefer no penalty over this because then I would atleast understand what position the NFL is taking (the hit was legal).

    I hold to the opinion that the damage done by the illegal hit should be factored in to the penalty/fine.
     
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    It should have been a suspension for the season.
     
  10. Gimmmethemike

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    That *** deserves a suspension for the season! 10 K is chump change
     
  11. Kam

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    He shall pay with his life.
     
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    Defensive players get no love from the league. If that was a QB who got hurt like that, he would've been banned from the NFL.
     
  13. bobrek

    bobrek Politics belong in the D & D

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    Art Fern
     
  14. rezdawg

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    A 10k fine is pointless...25k would have been appropriate.

    Suspension for season would be laughable given the fact that tons of ex NFL players have said the block is borderline legal/illegal.

    You dont suspend a player unless there is 100% evidence of wanting to hurt another player. Slausen was slow in reacting to Cushing...had Slausen made that block 0.2 seconds earlier, he would have hit Cushing in the front. You cant fault the guy for being slower than Cushing. Having said that, the block was BS...and a more hefty fine should be placed. But I wont go out and say that Slausen tried to hurt Cushing. Had Cushing popped right back up from that play and continued, not one person would have even slightly mentioned that block. However, since it turned into a season ending injury, people's emotions are clouding their judgement.
     
  15. micks96

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    For real, that fine is sum bull.
     
  16. SwoLy-D

    SwoLy-D Contributing Member

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    That's like Clutch banning me for TWO HOURS from ClutchFans.net for posting an inappropriate image. :eek: Not even a "punishment."
     
  17. droopy421

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    Mays hit on Schaub, $50,000 fine + 1 game suspension -- Schaub out for one play
    Slauson cut on Cushing, $10,000 fine -- Cushing out for season

    SEEMS LEGIT
     
  18. rezdawg

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    Reliant turf knocked AJ out for a good portion of last year and didnt get punished.

    You cant compare Mays and Slauson....totally different situations.
     
  19. droopy421

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    I guess you can't compare, Schaub could at least see it coming.
     

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