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Boger backtracks on ‘bump’; do officials apply double standard to DQ a QB?

Cam disses ref: ‘disrespect,’ luckily it wasn’t disqualification Week 16: Raiders at Panthers Panthers quarterback Cam Newton might have revealed a double standard for ejecting quarterbacks. Although there are no official statistics kept, the most recent (and only) instance I can find of a quarterback getting an early shower was in 1995 when Buccaneers quarterback Trent…

Redskins DeAngelo Hall fined for actions against an official

The Washington Redskins DeAngelo Hall was fined $30,000 by the NFL yesterday for his Week 8 incident (video) with an NFL official during the game between the Redskins and Pittsburgh Steelers on October 28.  Ian Rapoport of nfl.com reported the Hall fine.  After a play in which Hall felt he had been fouled by a…

Finnegan, Johnson ejected, face suspension for violent on-field brawl

Week 12: Titans at Texans Rarely do any fistfights in football inflict damage on the combatants. However, Titans cornerback Cortland Finnegan and Texans receiver Andre Johnson found a way around that and had perhaps the most violent tête à tête in the NFL in the color television era. Undoubtedly the NFL will not provide the…

Runaway locomotive hit on fair catch spawns ejection, brawl, maybe suspension

Week 6: Panthers at Buccaneers Dante Wesley of the Panthers was ejected for a flagrant hit on kick returner Clifton Smith of the Buccaneers. Smith called for a fair catch, and Wesley flattened him to the turf long before the ball even got there. It was penalized as both fair-catch interference and a personal foul,…