Nonsense Fine League: NFL Fines Myron Pryor For Legal Hit On Brett Favre

November 5, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The NFL has fined New England Patriots defensive tackle Myron Pryor 7,500 dollars for his recent hit on Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre.
Linebacker Gary Guyton received an identical fine for his helmet to helmet hit on Favre, which drew a 15-yard personal foul penalty.  Guyton hit him in the head so the league fined him. I got no beef with that.
I do have beef with the fine on Pryor. A great, big, 72 oz., Texas-sized slab of beef.
The officials saw no problem with the hit. The announcers saw no problem with the hit. Favre himself never expressed a problem with the hit.  Know why?
Because it was a clean hit. The Fox announcers actually went out of their way to point that out.
So why did the NFL fine Pryor?
If you watch the hit, you clearly see Pryor did not go high and hit Favre in the head. He hit Favre square in the chest and his helmet slid up from there to catch Favre under the chin.
Pryor didn't spear him. He didn't launch...

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