The Cardinals might end up losing more than the game they played on Sunday against the 49ers.
The defending NFC champs also might be losing safety Adrian Wilson for a game.
Wilson drew a flag Sunday for his hit to 49ers tight end Vernon Davis. Coupled with the fact that the league warned him in 2008 that the next infraction for an illegal hit would result in a one-game suspension and a $50,000 fine, Wilson might be destined for an extra bye week.
Even with the suspension potentially looming, Wilson says he won’t be changing a thing.
“I’m a ballplayer, man,” Wilson said Monday, according to the Arizona Republic. “The rules are what they are, but at the end of a day I’m a football player and I’m going to do what’s best to try and disengage the ball. I won’t change nothing that I’m doing.”
That attitude will only set him up for more penalties, fines, and suspensions in the future.
And it will do nothing to help him avoid a suspension for what he did on Sunday.
UPDATE: Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Wilson will merely be fined for the most recent hit, not suspended. But if he doesn’t plan to change his ways, a suspension is inevitable.