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Inconsistency in Fines

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Ed Reed got fined $50 for a clean hit earlier this year with the NFL claiming he was a repeat offender. (citing just 3 offenses) They just fined Suh $30 for him kicking Mat Schaub in the groin. Godell said it was inconclusive if it was intentional. Suh has been suspended, thrown out of games for dirty plays and he is the one that stomped on an opponents arm. Do they just pull these fines out of the air?
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It would seem that the fine a player receives is in sync with what ever cause the NFL is pushing on that day. They have no particular agenda and are very peculiar with their fines. I guess it depends on how much media is covering them at that moment.
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[quote name='Quackjack' timestamp='1354223872' post='1238171']
Steelers get fined to much, mainly Clark. Just sayin'.
[/quote]I think James Harrison would beg to differ.
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Any word of what Bunkley got? He stepped on a 49ers helmet and got ejected from the game.

edit: $20K for him... wow on something that was deliberate and entirely meant to injure,
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I liked the point Shannon Sharpe made on NFL Today last week(?)
He noted that the fines doled out to individual players were comparable to those given to entire teams (ie. Patriots' videotaping, Saints' bounty system).
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Goodell is an idiot, simple as that. He has no actual template of which the NFL goes off of for fines, it's all a case by case basis and thus the discrepancies you see. It's simply him and his little panel watching a play over and over and then being like "that was pretty dirty, I say 30,000" "No, no, no it wasn't 30k dirty, more like 35k dirty".

Obviously when someone is a repeat offender the price has to go up but again, there should be a regimented system for determining the fine. All helmet to helmet shots should be treated equally, regardless if its on a QB or a receiver, etc.
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the fine system, is at best a joke, it isnt consistant in amount or in percentage of the players income.
You would think that if a public school can structure thier punishments a billion dollar league could get there act together.
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