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Penalties understandable, what led to them isn't

Updated: August 20, 2008, 7:30 PM ET
By David Newton

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- News flash: The NFL has ordered Brett Favre to wear a harness on his right arm because his passes are too fast.

Major League Baseball announced that pitchers with 100 mph fastballs wear mittens on their throwing hand to keep them in the mid-90s.

The NBA has mandated that Kobe Bryant and LeBron James wear 20-pound ankle weights to keep them from dunking.

Ridiculous?

That's sort of how NASCAR looked last month when it took ...

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