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    Vikings' Winfield fined $17,500

    Vikings' Winfield fined $17,500 total for hit, uniform infraction



    Webb said the uniform infraction apparently involved the height of Winfield's socks.
    yeh gods have the league nothing better to worry about than the height of a players socks???? hmy:

    Best get that included in the CBA Goodell... can't have the integrity of the league dragged down by someone's socks..:huh:
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    Re: Vikings' Winfield fined $17,500

    It was 7500 for the hit on Cutlers chin and 10000 for the socks, he's appealling the hit fine.

    So it appears player safety in #2 and uniform marketing is #1.

    Not that the hit to Culter chin was a huge hit but socks is 10k. Bernard Berrian's shoe fine was 5K and they even caught the eye of the commentors and fans....who the hell looks at sock height?

    Winfield was fined 10000 for his celebration of a touchdown (drew a flag) on Monday night against the Saint Oct 2008, that's when he slid down the goalpost like a firemen, Greenway got a 7500 fine for a facemask that wasn't flagged and Ferguson was fined 5000 unnecessary-roughness call on a punt return in that same game.

    Just not sure how socks and celebrations rate more than illegal hits.

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    Re: Vikings' Winfield fined $17,500

    I understand that the rules must be applied evenly, even if they are stupid rules, but these fines are getting out of hand.

    The NFL needs a real commissioner again. This guy is a shill for the owners, and he does not have the best interest of the game in mind when making decisions.

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    Re: Vikings' Winfield fined $17,500



    I have no idea why that is worth a 10K fine.

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    Re: Vikings' Winfield fined $17,500

    Players must wear a long, solid-color undersock that stretches to the knee - no leg skin may show - and then a white sock over it to the calf.
    http://hamptonroads.com/2010/10/nfls-uniform-police-are-relentless
    I wonder if Winfield has done it before since he's fined 5K more than the guy in that article.
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    Re: Vikings' Winfield fined $17,500

    Quote Originally Posted by "Tad7" #1085615
    Players must wear a long, solid-color undersock that stretches to the knee - no leg skin may show - and then a white sock over it to the calf.
    http://hamptonroads.com/2010/10/nfls-uniform-police-are-relentless
    I wonder if Winfield has done it before since he's fined 5K more than the guy in that article.
    Looks like he was fined for his socks in Dec 2007 game against the niners, this fine was also 10K for his Christmas stockings being too long :whistle:

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    Re: Vikings' Winfield fined $17,500

    Winfield should appeal the fine for the socks and claim that the socks are the right height but he just has really short knees.

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    Re: Vikings' Winfield fined $17,500

    I don't like the fine on the hit. He was trying not to hit Cutler and pulled up. It was bad luck and an accident. I don't think it should be a fine-able offense.

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    Re: Vikings' Winfield fined $17,500

    Quote Originally Posted by "Mr Anderson" #1085762
    I don't like the fine on the hit. He was trying not to hit Cutler and pulled up. It was bad luck and an accident. I don't think it should be a fine-able offense.
    Oh, sure.....he just forgot he had that big thing on his head? Or he forgot where his helmet was?

    He didn't notice that it was gonna hit Cutler in the face?

    Of course...he couldn't have moved his head to either side of Cutler's helmet?

    LOL!

    Cutler was still wearing the bandage a week later.

    Winfield had a gigantic grin on his face as he walked away from Cutler.

    He knew exactly what he did and he was hoping to get away with it.
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    Re: Vikings' Winfield fined $17,500

    Cutler wearing a bandage for a week is somehow evidence of Winfield intentionally hitting him helmet to helmet?

    Winfield pulled up and stopped, he was on a blitz, coming full speed on a frozen field, it's not that easy to stop in your tracks. If he didn't pull up, Cutler would have been concussed, and could have broken his jaw. Look at the play again, Winfield clearly stops himself from finishing the hit, and wraps up Cutler to stop himself.

    I think it was an unfortunate coincidence, but nothing like the hits we've seen from guys like James Harrison or Brandon Meriweather this season, and wasn't worthy of a fine, but I guess that's why it was a relatively small fine.

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