View Full Version : Former Steelers not left out in the fine game

10-18-2008, 02:40 AM
Dolphins' Porter fined $20,000

MIAMI (AP) -- Miami Dolphins linebacker Joey Porter was fined $20,000 Friday by the NFL for comments critical of beleaguered referee Ed Hochuli and his crew in Sunday's loss at Houston.

On the first play of the Texans' drive for the winning touchdown late in the game, Porter stripped quarterback Matt Schaub. Hochuli ruled the play an incomplete pass rather than a fumble, saying Schaub's arm was moving forward when hit.

"I know for sure that I had both his arms when the ball came out," Porter said after the game. "I'm looking for an apology or something on Tuesday or Wednesday on NFL Network, but it will be too late by then. The game's over. ...

"I thought we won the game, actually, but they kept getting calls."

Hochuli has been at the center of several disputed decisions this season, included a call he acknowledged he blew that helped Denver rally past San Diego.


10-18-2008, 05:20 AM
if im not mistaken, there has been a very controversial call in every single game that mr. muscles has done since that infamous denver call too!

Galax Steeler
10-18-2008, 08:33 AM
Goodell is getting richer and richer he ain't nothing but a scumbag.

10-18-2008, 11:03 AM
Wow man...Joey's comments weren't even that "inflamatory". Goodell has really lost it!

steel striker
10-18-2008, 07:15 PM
Goodell is out of control with these fines and, there is no one reel him in. It seems in the NFL you can't play hard or play the way you have been trained to do your whole life. Plus when you speak the truth you get fined beyond belief.

10-19-2008, 12:25 PM
there needs to be a show of solidarity. Every player on every team should line up behind a mic and take turns ripping the poor officiating after a designated game.

10-19-2008, 12:43 PM
I'd like to see somebody tee of on Goode....ooops, my bad, don't want to get fined. :doh:

10-20-2008, 12:40 AM
This is getting worse