Friday, October 12, 2012
The great and pure Fitzgerald fined? Indeed
By Mike Sando
Larry Fitzgerald, the Arizona Cardinals' best player and an all-around swell guy by all accounts, has incurred an NFL fine for unnecessary roughness.
It was the right call, too.
Fitzgerald grabbed St. Louis Rams cornerback Janoris Jenkins by the facemask while preventing Jenkins from picking off a pass in Week 5. It was a smart move by Fitzgerald, but he'll have to pay the minimum $7,875 fine amount for first-time violators, Darren Urban of azcardinals.com notes.
Also fined from the Cardinals-Rams game: Robert Quinn ($15,750) for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb, and Jermelle Cudjo ($7,875) for pulling off Kolb's helmet.