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Old 12-27-2013, 05:37 PM   #1
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Ahmad Brooks wins appeal on Drew Brees hit

Even though the NFL said the call on the field was the “absolutely correct call,” it’s at least a free one.

According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks won his appeal of his $15,750 fine for hitting Saints quarterback Drew Brees a month ago.

Brooks appealed his fine to league appeals officer Matt Birk, who overturned it on review.

Brooks was penalized for unnecessary roughness on the play, eliminating a sack-fumble. The 49ers were leading by a field goal at the time, but the Saints tied the game on the continued possession and went on to win on a last-second field goal.

That result would make a significant difference in the playoff picture, as the 49ers are a game behind the Seahawks for the NFC West title heading into the final week.

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Too bad, I hate 49ers.
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expedient justice?
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Good for him - I thought it was a good hit and good for football, even if it was Brees that got hit...

Jack Youngblood had it right, let's just put skirts on 'em...
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Brooks had a choice. He chose to make maximum impact and damage.

When you do that you're open to being penalized.

2 months later the NFL allows reckless action to go unpunished. SMH

Meanwhile Dashon Goldson continues to head hunt with little to no punishment
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All told this season, Goldson has been suspended for one game and fined three times for a total of $190,000 for illegal hits -- including another one this week.
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So basically the NFL said it was a legal hit?


The million dollar question is: If Brooks had done that exact hit to Brady, Rodgers or P Manning would his fine be over-turned?
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The NFL's "justice" system is much like ours in the real world. Blind. Failing. Rigged. BS.
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So basically the NFL said it was a legal hit?


The million dollar question is: If Brooks had done that exact hit to Brady, Rodgers or P Manning would his fine be over-turned?
Had he done it to Brady they would make a new rule like normal.

I dont have a massive issue with it personally. Players are being protected to the point some are happier putting pressure on QBs rather than hitting them these days.
Its a man's game and should be left that way.Nobody forces you to make hundreds of thousands or Millions of dollars to play.
It doesn't have to go back to the 60/70s of flattened players but good tough play when a OLB/DE is half a second late hitting a QB or a WR shouldn't be getting hit with big fines.


So sign a waiver, suit up and play some football.
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