Friday, December 2, 2011
Cullen Loeffler injury leads to $20,000 fine
By Kevin Seifert
In what seems like ages ago, we pointed out that Minnesota Vikings long snapper Cullen Loeffler suffered a season-ending fracture in his lower back last Sunday at the Georgia Dome. Via Twitter, punter Chris Kluwe lashed out at Atlanta Falcons receiver Kerry Meier for what he considered an "unecessary" hit that "cheap-shotted" Loeffler.
Friday, the NFL fined Meier $20,000 for the hit, ruling it was an "illegal blindside block to an opponent’s head area," according to the NFL Network's Jason La Canfora.
"Well, hopefully Meier learns from that one. Good job front office," Kluwe tweeted Friday.