Wednesday, December 24, 2008

$10,000 Snow Angel

The Pat's Wes Welker was fined $10,000 for doing a snow angel after he scored a touchdown this past Sunday in the Patriots romping over Arizona. That is 10k that Wes could have used this Christmas under the tree.

The NFL imposed the penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct, specifically for participating in an illegal demonstration by going to the ground after his touchdown, said league spokesman Corry Rush.

Compared to all the other things NFL players get fined for doing I do not think this deserves such a hefty fine.  But hey, Welker did violate the rules, so he should get punished.  He got a 15 yard penalty for it during the game, however, he received this fine by the league on Wednesday.  If he got fined 10k for that, then Tennessee RB Chris Johnson should have been fined as well for pulling out a towel and using that as a prop after he scored against Pitt, but Johnson was not.  How did Goodell and the league miss that?

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