The Week 2 commissioner’s blotter

Every week, we will try to tally up the fines assessed by the NFL for on-field incidents. Zebra Blog fine meter $ 1 7 0, 0 0 0 FINES 1 1 SUSP 0 Last week's total: 7 fines, $92,500. Most notably, Falcons cornerback Dunta Robinson, fined $40,000, according to the NFL: "the minimum amount ... for a second violation of the rules on hits against

It’s not a horse-collar if you grab the mane

Last year, we wondered (in a pun-filled headline) if a pull of an opponent's long hair could be one of the elements of an illegal horse-collar tackle. One of the criteria of a horse-collar tackle is to grab a player from the shoulder area and pull him backwards. But, if long

Titans coordinator flips ref, fined $40K

Week 4: Titans at Broncos (Updated Monday at the end of the article) Titans defensive coordinator Chuck Cecil was adamant in his displeasure over a call announced by referee Clete Blakeman in the first quarter against the Broncos. Problem is, he flipped a middle-fingered salute which was caught live by CBS cameras.

League down-lows high five

Week 11: Titans at Texans The NFL, prior to Thanksgiving, addressed a mini-controversy regarding a high-five gesture exchanged between Titans quarterback Vince Young and referee Jerome Boger (picture). Frankly, it was much ado about nothing, so I didn't take time to post this until after the holiday. There are several times where