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Dunta Robinson Appealing $50,000 Fine For Hitting DeSean Jackson

Dunta Robinson is unhappy. Claims he did not hit DeSean Jackson helmet-to-helmet. He will appeal his $50,000 fine.less than a minute ago via TweetDeck

 

Dunta Robinson is right — he didn’t hit DeSean Jackson helmet-to-helmet. But that’s not the rule the NFL is quoting.

The league fined Robinson $50,000 for hitting a defenseless player in his upper chest instead of in his midsection. My qualm is with the designation of Jackson as an entirely defenseless player, as he had begun progressing the ball down the field, even if only for a split second and not quite long enough to establish possession.

Not that the NFL cares what qualms Robinson or you or I have here or in any other circumstance.

Do NFL appeals ever work? Somebody look that up for us. For now, let’s assume it’s the equivalent of putting your narrow, bone-compacting church shoes on your wide feet because an adult told you to, but doing it really, really slowly.

Photographs by coka_koehler used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.