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Texans fine Dunta for shoe message

On Sunday, Texans cornerback Dunta Robinson, who’s making only $9.957 million guaranteed this year, wore shoes that conveyed a message to G.M. Rick Smith.

The shoes displayed the words, “Pay me Rick.”

On Wednesday, Smith had a message for Robinson.

“Pay me.  Rick.”

Despite indications that the Texans would not be fining Robinson, he told the Houston Chronicle that he has been fined for conduct detrimental to the team.

“I got here today, and it was in my locker,” Robinson said, adding that he won’t appeal the fine.  “I knew it
was coming because Rick told me [Monday] I was going to get fined. 
That’s okay.  I’ve put it behind me.  I’ve moved on.  I’m focused on the
Titans.”

Robinson likely will soon be getting another fine from the NFL, for the uniform violation resulting from the shoe message.

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12 Responses to “Texans fine Dunta for shoe message”
  1. Staff Sergeant Bandazewski says: Sep 16, 2009 8:42 PM

    Pay me. Dunta.
    -Rick

  2. CFH says: Sep 16, 2009 8:44 PM

    We would happily take that fool in Dallas! And pay him! Houston is going nowhere fast!

  3. NFLJunkie says: Sep 16, 2009 8:47 PM

    Pay me Florio. Can I also get one of your wigs thrown in as a bonus?

  4. Bob Nelson says: Sep 16, 2009 8:48 PM

    Pay HIM Dummy Dunta!

  5. hey-seuss says: Sep 16, 2009 9:31 PM

    On Wednesday, Smith had a message for Robinson.
    “Pay me. Rick.”
    Mike you D.B. (guess…and it aint delta-bravo). You had a Golden opportunity to write something (slightly) funny and you bombed.

  6. as big as a hat says: Sep 16, 2009 9:39 PM

    “I’m focused on the Titans.” Right. Robinson is focused on his bank account. These guys should be forced to work a regular job at some point in their lives, and get some understanding of what life is like for those that generate their income.

  7. Kidekk says: Sep 16, 2009 10:11 PM

    as big as a hat says:
    September 16, 2009 9:39 PM
    “I’m focused on the Titans.” Right. Robinson is focused on his bank account. These guys should be forced to work a regular job at some point in their lives, and get some understanding of what life is like for those that generate their income.
    ———–
    Yeah, because it’s not like these guys worked hard to get to the NFL.

  8. KaiserSoze says: Sep 16, 2009 10:45 PM

    Reminds me of the time we wrote (HELP) (ME) on the bottom of the groom’s shoes right before the wedding. The mother-in-law to this day still keeps a shotgun by the door.

  9. downsouth49er says: Sep 17, 2009 2:42 AM

    CFH says:
    September 16, 2009 8:44 PM
    “We would happily take that fool in Dallas! And pay him! Houston is going nowhere fast!”
    Neither is the cowboys, but oh yeah, you guys do like overpaying underachieving guys, *cough* roy williams, *cough* tony romo, *cough* terence newman, *cough* jason garrett LMAOOOOOO

  10. hayward giablommi says: Sep 17, 2009 8:49 AM

    “Dunta Robinson, who’s making only $9.957 million guaranteed”
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^
    “Only” $9.957 million guaranteed?
    Are you freakin’ kidding me?

  11. CFH says: Sep 17, 2009 8:59 AM

    We’ll see who’s laughing after Sunday night. And who your team, by the way?

  12. SteelTown_6 says: Sep 17, 2009 9:36 AM

    “…# hayward giablommi says: September 17, 2009 8:49 AM
    “Only” $9.957 million guaranteed?
    Are you freakin’ kidding me?…”
    Hey man, he’s got kids to feed.
    Cut the guy some slack.
    Buying groceries on a $10 mil salary is tough these days. Poor bastard.
    [ /wondering where I can make a donation ]

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