View Full Version : Ref takes down a Packer by the neck!

12-27-2007, 05:21 PM
Did anyone see the ref take down Barnett, of the Pack? When I watched on Youtube it didn't look bad at all. The ref grabbed him from behind, during a scuffle, and fell back while his arm was locked around Barnetts neck. Barnett is seeking some punishment for the ref.

I thought it was kinda funny.


12-28-2007, 08:01 AM
It looks likes he's about to put him in a submission hold (LOL) that's hilarious

Thanks for the link.

12-28-2007, 08:49 AM
I couldnt stop laughing that was amazing and shows how much lifting those refs do lol!

12-28-2007, 05:13 PM
Official fined game check for inappropriate contact with Barnett
By Chris Mortensen

The NFL has fined official Jim Quirk a game check -- $8,150 -- for inappropriate contact with Green Bay Packers linebacker Nick Barnett on Sunday.

Quirk was summoned to NFL offices Friday to meet with commissioner Roger Goodell and NFL executive vice president of football operations Ray Anderson. In determining the penalty, the league took into account previous incidents, including Quirk's contact Dec. 16 with Atlanta Falcons fullback Jason Snelling on a kickoff return.

Goodell has informed Barnett and Packers head coach Mike McCarthy of the punishment. Barnett's agent, Chuck Price, who had planned to file a grievance with the NFL over Quirk's behavior, told ESPN's Chris Mortensen, "This action is more than satisfactory. There is now no reason to pursue a grievance."

Quirk aggressively grabbed Barnett around the neck and pulled him to the ground during Sunday's game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. McCarthy was critical of Quirk following the incident.

"I'll tell you what, I've never seen anything like that in all my years," McCarthy said. "I didn't see the whole thing but I thought the official was totally out of line the way he grabbed Nick around the neck and pulled him out of there.

"There was a lot going on throughout the game on both sides of the ball after the play was over. Their offensive line was getting after Nick a bunch down the stretch. And that goes on in these types of games. I didn't see all of it but I saw the end of it. I thought it was totally unprofessional. I thought it was totally out of hand," McCarthy said.

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello has said McCarthy would not be disciplined for his remarks.

Neither Barnett nor McCarthy was available for comment Friday afternoon.

" Our organization has already addressed that issue and moved on to the Detroit game," Packers spokesman Jeff Blumb said.


12-28-2007, 05:40 PM
That's Jim Quirk Baby! He did it to a New York Jet a few years back. He lives only a few miles from me near Red Bank, NJ. Personally, I love that tough old bird.

12-28-2007, 05:41 PM
Whatever... It was probably taken care of the way it should have been... Not much harm done on either side.

12-28-2007, 05:56 PM
I'd be more embarassed than pissed if I was Nick Barnett.

12-28-2007, 06:27 PM
I didn't think it was THAT bad, but the problem lies with the fact that refs are untouchable. I'd like to get a good jab at someone if they did that to me.

12-29-2007, 09:20 AM
Personally I think it's pathetic that the NFL fined the ref. He was just trying to separate the players and it's obvious that he fell backwards unintentionally and IMO meant no harm to Barnett. Maybe the NFL is a little short on revenue and is trying to find new sources.

I have no problem with the fine. In no way should a ref ever attempt to break up a fight by grabbing a player BY THE NECK. There could have been serious health issues of the ref fell the wrong way while holding onto Barnett's neck.

I say let the players fight it out anyhow. Let them get fined and suspended.

12-29-2007, 01:05 PM
I think it was blown out of proportion. It didn't look like the ref was trying to hurt him. He was just trying to break up a fight and fell backwards. There making it out to be he was trying to get Barnett to tap. Stupid in my opinion. But whatevers.