Ridiculousness here, per ESPN.
Dunta Robinson lead with his helmet on a vicious helmet-to-helmet hit on DeSean Jackson a year ago, was fined $50,000, and later had it reduced on appeal.
Then he did this the following season (Week 2 of this year):
For some reason, despite a hit that was even more egregious than the one a season ago, the initial fine was lower ($40,000) and was once again lowered on appeal to $25,000. Dunta Robinson is making $8.5 million this season. Per game that’s $531,250. In other words, $25,000 was less than 5% of his per game earnings that week. Lesson learned by Dunta? Probably not. He sure as hell didn’t seem too concerned about the hit after the game:
Meanwhile, during the Eagles game this past week, Michael Vick threw a quick screen to DeSean Jackson, which he dropped. Vick was standing at the Cowboys’ 12, Jackson at the 9. In what was one of the most obvious terrible calls I’ve ever seen, they ruled it a lateral.
And now these are the people we’re telling to diagnose concussion-like symptoms. Ladies and Gentlemen… Roger Goodell.