Brawlers' effort deserves cheers

Fights can't be tolerated, but at least Johnson and Finnegan showed they care

Originally Published: November 30, 2010
By Ross Tucker | ESPN.com

I know what I'm supposed to write. I'm supposed to write that what Andre Johnson and Cortland Finnegan did in Week 12 was despicable and that there is no place for it in the game of football.

That they lost their composure, acted unprofessionally and were totally undisciplined when they ripped each other's helmets off and started throwing punches. That the NFL was right to fine each $25,000 for his actions.

All of that is true, of course, and in fact the NFL arguably should ...

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