Friday, September 28, 2012
Officially telling: 16 personal fouls, one fine
By Mike Sando
The NFL handed down only one fine from 16 personal fouls stemming from NFC West teams' final games using replacement officials.
The low number was telling.
Commissioner Roger Goodell usually metes out fines for such penalties when the league feels as though the flags were thrown for good reason.
In this case, Seattle's Brandon Browner was the only player receiving a fine for Week 4 flags from NFC West teams' games. He'll pay $7,875 for unnecessary roughness committed against Green Bay Packers receiver Greg Jennings. Officials flagged Jennings, too, but they did not fine him.
The chart shows all Week 4 personal fouls against individual NFC West players or their opponents, sorted by team and shaded for your viewing pleasure.
The NFL did levy a $15,750 fine against Philadelphia's Jason Babin for a horse-collar tackle against Arizona's LaRod Stephens-Howling. Officials did not flag Babin on the play, although the penalty appeared to be blatant.