NFL fines Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie $21,000
Posted by Michael David Smith on August 17, 2012, 3:42 PM EDT
Eagles cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie thought his hit on Steelers quarterback Byron Leftwich was clean. But the NFL disagreed.
Rodgers-Cromartie was fined $21,000 for unnecessary roughness, the league office confirmed to PFT today. In the view of the league, Rodgers-Cromartie unnecessarily struck Leftwich in the head and neck area while Leftwich was considered a defenseless player.
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Holy crap! Does Goodell realize he did this to a Steelers player? I would have thought he'd give him a medal.
I say "good". It was clearly an illegal hit and deserved a fine more than Harrison's hit on Colt McCoy ever did.