Monday, November 22, 2010
Is $25K fine enough for Seymour?
By James Walker
The verdict is in, and chances are Steeler Nation might feel slighted.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Oakland Raiders defensive lineman Richard Seymour was fined $25,000 for his hit to the face of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on Sunday. The hit was after Pittsburgh's third touchdown in the second quarter and resulted in Seymour's ejection.
Is the fine enough? Pittsburgh linebacker James Harrison was fined three times as much for his hit on Cleveland Browns receiver Mohamed Massaquoi. The controversial play resulted in a concussion, but it was in between the whistle and some believed it was a good football play.
But there was no debating Seymour's late hit to the face of Roethlisberger, which clearly was illegal and after the whistle. It also was a blow to a two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback. We thought QB is a position the NFL is trying hard to protect.
Because of those factors, we thought Seymour could face a one-game suspension. But the league stopped short of that. Share your thoughts on Seymour's $25,000 fine below.