ATLANTA - SEPTEMBER 18: Jeremy Maclin #18 of the Philadelphia Eagles is tackled by Dunta Robinson #23 of the Atlanta Falcons at the Georgia Dome on September 18, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. Robinson would be penalized for leading with his helmet. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Dunta Robinson Fined $40,000 For Jeremy Maclin Hit, But Avoids Suspension

Atlanta Falcons cornerback hit Philadelphia Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin with the crown of his helmet, one year after knocking out DeSean Jackson on a similar play. Robinson was fined $25,000 for the Jackson hit.

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Dunta Robinson Fined $40,000 For Jeremy Maclin Hit, But Not Suspended

The NFL has fined Atlanta Falcons cornerback Dunta Robinson $40,000 for a helmet-first hit on Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, the second such fine in Robinson's short Atlanta tenure. He avoided a suspension, but the NFL's Merton Hanks cautioned that another violation will likely result in missed playing time.

Kind of weird that Robinson was fined $10,000 less for this hit than the one he delivered to DeSean Jackson. That fine was later reduced to $25,000, so ... I'm confused.

Though that one looked worse since Jackson was injured, this hit was less justifiable from a football perspective. This hit was also his second, and you'd think the NFL would escalate given that fact.

Oh well, I guess. Don't really feel like celebrating this news since it would feel like condoning bad tackling, but it is good for the team to be able to keep a defensive starter on the field against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

For reaction, head to Falcons blog The Falcoholic and Eagles blog Bleeding Green Nation.

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