Monday, September 19, 2011

Dunta Robinson fined $40K for violating the rules

It appears that Sunday night's Atlanta Falcons win over the Philadelphia Eagles has cost someone some money.

Midway through the game, Robinson was penalized for lowering his head and hitting the head and neck area of Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin. It cost the Falcons and Robinson a 15-yard penalty during the game.

It cost Robinson $40,000 afterwards.

The NFL announced Monday afternoon that Robinson would be fined for the hit. And it isn't the first time he's been fined. He was fined $25,000 for a similar type of hit against the Eagles and wide receiver DeSean Jackson in 2010.

Robinson was told by the league essentially, you do this again, you may be suspended.

Here's a link to the NFL's ruling RIGHT HERE

For those wondering, here's Sunday night's hit in question. It took Maclin out a few plays, he did return. Robinson, he kept playing. And yeah, the NBC TV crew was less than happy about this play.

Friend of the OSG, Nubyjas Wilborn talked to Robinson after Sunday nights game:

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