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Expect a fine for Cardinals' Wilson

10/10/2008

Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando

We're expecting news on several potential fines around the league Friday. It's looking like the league has fined Cardinals safety Adrian Wilson $25,000 for the hit he put on Bills quarterback Trent Edwards, Darren Urban of azcardinals.com notes. This would be yet another case of the league fining a player for a hit that failed to draw a penalty during the game.

In watching the play, I thought Wilson deserved a fine in the context of current rules because he drove his body through Edwards unnecessarily after the quarterback was down and defenseless. People with old-school mentalities will say football is a rough sport and the league is wrongly legislating toughness out of the game. Most of these people don't have to worry about taking unnecessary shots to the head from Adrian Wilson.