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Report: NFL will not suspend Andre Johnson

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Texans receiver Andre Johnson has reportedly dodged a bullet from the league office, as the NFL has decided not to suspend Johnson for punching Titans cornerback Cortland Finnegan on Sunday.

Mark Berman of FOX 26 Sports is reporting that Johnson will be fined but not suspended.

That means Johnson will play Thursday night against the Eagles in a very big game for the Texans, who are 5-6 and one game behind the Jaguars and Colts in the AFC South. Having to face Johnson could be trouble for the Eagles, whose pass defense struggled as they fell to 7-4 in a loss to the Bears Sunday.

There’s no word on the amount of Johnson’s fine, or on the league’s discipline for Finnegan.

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  1. steelers6pack says: Nov 29, 2010 2:48 PM

    If this is true, it proves Godell is not as strong as he is made out to believe and now any player in the league can start to throw blows, rip each other helmets off and no suspensions! Unless your a Steeler and he will suspend you 1-2 games! I can not wait to see him handing Big Ben the Super Bowl MVP!

  2. bradwins says: Nov 29, 2010 2:49 PM

    Good. Finnegan got what was coming to him. I wish I could pay Andre’s fine, too.

  3. pjcostello says: Nov 29, 2010 2:49 PM

    What a joke!! Regardless of the provocation, actions have consequences — he ripped off another player’s helmet and proceeded to punch him. Away from the play, in full view of the entire world, he slugged him not once, but several times.

    And this isn’t worth suspending?!?!?! But Roethlisberger’s conduct WAS??

    How utterly hypocritical and idiotic.

    Oh, and not that it should matter at all, but I am not a fan or supporter of the Steelers, Titans or Texans.

  4. hobartbaker says: Nov 29, 2010 2:50 PM

    Many other outlets report that A.J. will be “rewarded” and not suspended for flailing on Finnegan.

  5. marty2019 says: Nov 29, 2010 2:51 PM

    Speaking for all Jag fans, Andre Johnson should be suspended. For murder. He’s consistently and repeatedly murdered the Jags.

  6. cleverbob says: Nov 29, 2010 2:54 PM

    Can’t say I’m impartial, but how do you get away with throwing punches and not getting suspended? What the hell did Finnegan do or say to get in his head?

  7. flyinhighwithvick says: Nov 29, 2010 3:00 PM

    —Having to face Johnson could be trouble for the Eagles, whose pass defense struggled as they fell to 7-4 in a loss to the Bears Sunday. —

    Failure to mention the absence of Asante Samuel?

  8. mn1bjb says: Nov 29, 2010 3:01 PM

    I wish AJ would have known he wasn’t going to get suspended. He could have pummeled Finnegan a bit more.

  9. waccoforflacco says: Nov 29, 2010 3:02 PM

    Johnson should get a wopping BONUS…Finnegan is a dirty player and a cheap shot artist. I wish Johnson would have knocked all his teeth out. Finnegan sucker punched Johnson which started the whole thing. What I want to see is a bounty on Finnegan to go after him big time and take him out…like on a golf cart.

  10. Andre's Johnson says: Nov 29, 2010 3:03 PM

    I hope this is true. AJ has a nearly-spotless record and was immediately contrite.

    On a related note, it’s too bad this fight has overshadowed 1) Arian Foster’s 200+ yards from scrimmage and 2) Glover Quin’s 3 interceptions.

  11. florioisatool says: Nov 29, 2010 3:04 PM

    People, the reason for the lack of suspension is past history. I’m not a fan of the Texans but he’s one of the classiest players in the league – a sobriquet Finnegan will never have.

  12. ravensrule says: Nov 29, 2010 3:04 PM

    Good, he shouldnt be suspended. As a repeat offender, Finnegan should

  13. whitemike55 says: Nov 29, 2010 3:06 PM

    NFL Execs got this one right. Everyone knows Andre Johnson is a cool, calm, and collective guy. He is the guy you would want your daughter to date.

    Anyone else in his shoes would have done the same thing if not worse.

    The fact that Finnegan said “watch this” before the play, didn’t answer questions to media, didn’t apoligize, MULTIPLE REPEAT offender, it shows he started it all and Dre’ just had to take care of business.

    Watch out AFC South and NFL you just pissed off the Texans best player along with the other 52 guys on the roster. I wouldn’t want to play them anytime soon no matter what their record or defensive stats are.

    Andre Johnson is a beast!

  14. jaggedmark says: Nov 29, 2010 3:06 PM

    Hope this leads to future on field fights & brawls.

    That’s what Goodell would deserve from this horrible decision.

  15. canadianvikingfaniii says: Nov 29, 2010 3:07 PM

    Good, hopefully Goodell beats Finnegan up in his meeting with that guy.

  16. zoxitic says: Nov 29, 2010 3:07 PM

    Wonder if this decision was influenced in any way with the Texans playing on the NFL network on Thursday night.

    They don’t want a dud of a game on their network.

  17. pervyoccam says: Nov 29, 2010 3:09 PM

    Didn’t the NFL just fine and not suspend Seymor for punching Rothlisberger? Is this really worth whinging over?

  18. deeowens11 says: Nov 29, 2010 3:10 PM

    Everyone who is in favor of Andre Johnson being suspended, I have a question for you: If you got punched/smacked/hit in the face while at work, what would you do? Hide under your desk and hope someone called security?

    Had he swung on Cortland, missed, then proceeded to get his butt whooped, no one would want him suspended. It’s because he won, quickly, and violently that it seems worse than it is. He was defending himself after being illegally hit by Finnegan.

  19. laxer37 says: Nov 29, 2010 3:11 PM

    Goodell doesn’t have time to suspend Johnson, he’s too busy fining James Harrison for textbook hits made between the whistles.

  20. marshmellon says: Nov 29, 2010 3:11 PM

    Finnegan should be suspended for stealing Paulie-D’s hair.

  21. realitypolice says: Nov 29, 2010 3:13 PM

    Cue all of the angry Steeler fans who don’t understand the difference between a punch in the face, which extremely rarely causes any permanent damage, and a player launching himself headfirst like a missle into a defenseless opponent, which could make them a quadraplegic.

  22. raiders4life says: Nov 29, 2010 3:14 PM

    What a coincidence, Andre Johnson doesn’t get suspended for fighting in the week leading up to his Texans being on the NFL’s network this Thursday evening against the Philadeelphia Eagles. I’m sure that had no influence at all in their final ruling on this matter. Right?

  23. mikejd12 says: Nov 29, 2010 3:14 PM

    MAYBE IM CRAZY!!!!! But does anyone else think this has to due with ratings for the nfl newtwork on thursday night??? i Mean no andre johnson one of the best if the not the best reciver in the nfl???? Its all about money with this bastards. Hense the 18 games, Hense the more rules to defenses so offenses can score more points (people wants points). They act like they care but they are just lining there pockets. More players stay healthy more people wanna watch. No one wants to see injuries to your team including me. but i still dont agree with goodell. Hes full of it!

  24. panzervike says: Nov 29, 2010 3:17 PM

    “And this isn’t worth suspending?!?!?! But Roethlisberger’s conduct WAS??”

    You are comparing the rape of a woman to Andre beating down some punk ass defensive back? This easily has to be the dumbest comment I have seen on here and that says a lot.

  25. jackhall00 says: Nov 29, 2010 3:18 PM

    steelers6pack says:
    Nov 29, 2010 2:48 PM
    If this is true, it proves Godell is not as strong as he is made out to believe and now any player in the league can start to throw blows, rip each other helmets off and no suspensions! Unless your a Steeler and he will suspend you 1-2 games! I can not wait to see him handing Big Ben the Super Bowl MVP!

    I can’t wait till Ben hands him his D**k in a Box!

  26. stevemcguigan says: Nov 29, 2010 3:18 PM

    Surprise, surprise: The NFL wants Andre Johnson to play Thursday because the game is on NFL Network.

  27. jgal69 says: Nov 29, 2010 3:18 PM

    Glad the NFL didnt suspend one of the real good guys. Johnson owned up to what he did and apologized to the fans, and orginization. This Finnegan guy is a punk and goes out every week and tries to start stuff. If anyone deserves suspension it’s him. Did you see how after Johnson beat the crap out of him, he took off looking for team mates to hide behind. He’s just like his coach…..a girl!!

  28. meyerla says: Nov 29, 2010 3:19 PM

    As an Eagles fan and a football fan I really do want to see them face the best Thursday. BUT the league has become a joke. Tollefson ended Hobbs career on a helmet-to-helmet hit, Johnson punches Finnegan and both get no suspension. Yet Asante gets a 40k fine for a good hit that was a borderline penalty because his helmet slid up from the shoulder to barely glance off a helmet. And don’t get me started on the embarrassing quality of the turf at Soldier’s Field which is begging for someone to blow out a knee on it.
    The safety talk is about protecting the league divas not about overrall player safety.

  29. superfbfan says: Nov 29, 2010 3:20 PM

    Quick question…has anyone ever been suspended for fighting on the field??? Excluding that guy for the Browns that attacked the ref a few years back….

  30. ditkadontbutkus says: Nov 29, 2010 3:22 PM

    That’s criminal, if true. They both deserve suspensions; Johnson for throwing punches to the face, and Finnegan for being a repeat-offender jackass (who also threw a punch).

  31. zaggs says: Nov 29, 2010 3:22 PM

    “pjcostello says: Nov 29, 2010 2:49 PM

    What a joke!! Regardless of the provocation, actions have consequences — he ripped off another player’s helmet and proceeded to punch him.Away from the play, in full view of the entire world, he slugged him not once, but several times.”

    Sorry, no. Johnson was attacked. Johnson doesn’t throw a punch until after: He’s been hit in the face by both of Finnegan’s fists, Finnegan has thrown a punch, and has had his helmet ripped off.

  32. masonod says: Nov 29, 2010 3:26 PM

    you have to be a disgusting individual to compare the rape and the cover up of several women to a couple blows on the football field.

    big ben should be in prison. i agree andre should have got at least a 1 game suspension but some steelers fans need to realize their qb is a a known rapist.

  33. mbmorganjr says: Nov 29, 2010 3:26 PM

    I think this just goes to show that what you’ve done in the past matters. Johnson is by all accounts a mild-mannered, very professional player, while Finnegan is a known trouble maker who is most concerned with running his mouth. Finnegan was clearly the instigator and should be punished as such. Just because Johnson tore him up doesn’t mean he should get a steeper penalty.

    I’m not a fan of either team.

  34. bspn2 says: Nov 29, 2010 3:27 PM

    If any player from the Steelers had done this to Finnegan, they would have been suspended at least 4 games and fined six figures!!! I’d bet Johnson gets fined $30k or less.

    There are clearly different sets of rules and fine schedules for different players/teams. Goodell has lost all credibility.

  35. quarterpounder10 says: Nov 29, 2010 3:31 PM

    For those of you who do not think this is fair you are not oa football fan or you just don’t get exposure to the Texans, that’s not your fault the national media doesn’t give us any pub.

    Andre Johnson is what’s right in the NFL. Goodell would love to have 1000 Andre Johnson’s. Finnegan is an outright thug and shouldn’t have the privlege of playing in the NFL.

    Finnegan told our sideline to “Watch this”. He punched Andre in the throat. He has every right to defend himself.

    Go fly a kite you sissies.

  36. slutnuts says: Nov 29, 2010 3:32 PM

    had this been a plug receiver you know the league would send a message, but cant do it to a star. i dont think its suspension worthy, and finnegan regardless of past history should receive the exact same punishment as johnson.

  37. cincyorangenblack says: Nov 29, 2010 3:37 PM

    i love all the Steeler crybaby’s….you should be thanking Stevie Johnson instead of whining of how the NFL is baised against you…wake up, you’re last 2 SB’s were handed to you!

    As a Bengal fan, I can honestly say it feels good to that there is once again a player named Johnson who I can consider one of my favorites

  38. batchildontheloose says: Nov 29, 2010 3:38 PM

    ANDRE ROCKS! Whuda thought this would go down? It could not have happened to a nicer guy! He deserved the game-ball and all said and done Andre is one BAD MOTHER! I’ll never forget that game! I’m proud to wear his jersey on Sundays, and this Thursday will be no exception! THE PLAYOFFS ARE STILL WITHIN REACH!!!! BEAT THE EAGLES!!! GO TEXANS!!!!

  39. pjcostello says: Nov 29, 2010 3:39 PM

    Wow, you guys are a trip.

    Panzervike, look to your own posts for laughable material. I fail to see where Roethlisberger was arrested, incarcerated, or otherwise — MY comparison of a FOOTBALL PLAYER breaking the RULES OF FOOTBALL on the FOOTBALL FIELD in full view of a stadium full of fans, officials, and television cameras — is perfectly legitimate. Suspending a player for unproven offseason conduct, but NOT a player for on-field illegal behavior is asinine and hypocritical.

    And to the others.. yes, Johnson was attacked. Hey, I agree with his response. But the NFL and its rulebook DO NOT RECOGNIZE the right to retaliation, and don’t treat it as a ‘non-offense’. While he was right to punch him back, the commish would also be right to suspend him for one game, and Finnegan two (or something along those lines).

  40. larryclass says: Nov 29, 2010 3:40 PM

    What the heck does Big Ben raping a girl have to do with this situation? Johnson’s lack of issues in the past plus the fact that his team plays on the NFL network this Thursday are the reason for no suspension.

    Get over it!

  41. rabidbillsfan says: Nov 29, 2010 3:44 PM

    Wow I can’t belive how some of you even function on a daily basis. The Texans are playing the Eagles Thursday night, you know that team with Mike Vick? If they would have suspended him it would have IMPROVED ratings, people like to see how one responds under pressure. Mike Vick is playing one of the worst secondaries in football (sorry Texans fans, im a Bills fan and harbor no hatred for your team, however, it’s true) so you don’t think the Nation will not want to see him light it up? And again here we go, whiney Steeler fans, and you know i never used to “hate” fans of a certain team, but you guys just ask for it. I’m just upset that it wasn’t JH who was throwing down with Andre, he probaly would have put his head down… I do hope there is a stiff fine however, and an even stiffer one thrown Finnegans way, and maybe a suspension. The Leauge made the right call on this one, but, continue to use those terrible towels to dry your eyes Steeler fans.

  42. rabidbillsfan says: Nov 29, 2010 3:47 PM

    Also, who was the last Steelers player to be suspended? Big Ben, and he deserved it. So quit crying “if it was a Steeler he would have been suspended” because, if i do recall, no other steeler player has been suspended, just fined. IDIOTS!

  43. xli2006 says: Nov 29, 2010 3:49 PM

    This is the new precedent then.

    The NFL says it isn’t that big a deal to have a Helmets-Off Fist Fight midgame. That is insane.

    You don’t like the guy you are guarding and want to do something about? Why not rip his helmet off and whoop his ass? Because you are only getting a fine, not a suspension.

    Bad move Goodell, bad move.

    If that isn’t suspendable, I don’t know what is.

  44. khblurkin says: Nov 29, 2010 3:50 PM

    I love how you so-called American’s have convicted Big Ben when he’s never been formally charged with a crime. I don’t deny he was a punk and a slimy individual, but calling him a rapist when he was never convicted or even CHARGED with a crime is beyond un-American.

    Having said that, Johnson deserved the fine. Finnegan….well he deserved that tail-whoopin!

  45. rossmilton says: Nov 29, 2010 3:54 PM

    “What a joke!! Regardless of the provocation, actions have consequences — he ripped off another player’s helmet and proceeded to punch him. Away from the play, in full view of the entire world, he slugged him not once, but several times.

    And this isn’t worth suspending?!?!?! But Roethlisberger’s conduct WAS??

    How utterly hypocritical and idiotic.”

    Well to be fair, AJ only proverbially locked CF in a bathroom and raped him.

  46. righthereisay says: Nov 29, 2010 3:56 PM

    Man, Goodell is having a rough year. He already has announced that the price to hit a QB in the face after a play if $25K. Now you can take off a helmet and punch the guy and not get suspended.

    All this while trying to get Harrison out of the league for suspect hits.

  47. raiderinpa says: Nov 29, 2010 4:00 PM

    … and the crying from Pittsburgh continues… Arent those gaudy ‘Terrible Towels’ full of tears by now? Players who get punched, most likely DESERVE IT!! Finnegan is a big mouth, much like Worthless-burger… These guys couldnt deserve it more…..

    GO RAIDERS!!

  48. uncommon1 says: Nov 29, 2010 4:07 PM

    I can’t believe some of these crybaby steeler fans. You’re from Pitt. You’re supposed to be tough. Big Ben was connected to several sexual assaults and other off-the-field incidents. Is that really the same as 3 punches in the heat of competition? Harrison gets fined every week because he CHOOSES to play that way. I actually love watching Harrison, but he knows that every time he leads with his head and launches into another player, he will be fined.
    Goodell didn’t suspend Johnson because of precedence. Rule states that a physical altercation involving punches will result in ejection and CAN result in future suspension. It isnt required to suspend him here

  49. bryjord says: Nov 29, 2010 4:11 PM

    rabidbillsfan-

    Its funny you mention crying, because your new “star” WR was crying all over the podium last night after he drops a game winner.

  50. savocabol1 says: Nov 29, 2010 4:13 PM

    To everyone who is saying how good of a person Andre Johnson is, maybe yall forgot about how he was fined for getting into a fight with Finnegan last year.

  51. steelers6pack says: Nov 29, 2010 4:20 PM

    Ben was never chargered or arrested..ONLY ACCUSATIONS made by an UNDERAGE DRUNK, who gave the name DTF! No evidence, no tape..Andre Johnson evidence on tape and a fine? I hope Andre Johnson, who went to the “U” of Miami, known for thugs, goes ape crap on a DB on another team and see what people say then!

  52. runwright44 says: Nov 29, 2010 4:21 PM

    Get them signed to a one fight contract in the UFC for this off-season. I’d pay my fifty bucks to watch that on pay-per-view.

  53. bigfootballman says: Nov 29, 2010 4:23 PM

    Way to go Dre! You whipped his ass! Sorry he brought you down to his level, but sometimes, that happens! The stadium was all behind you!! You’re the man! I can’t believe some punk ass named Cortland would take you on in the first place!

  54. viper21 says: Nov 29, 2010 4:24 PM

    khblurkin says:
    Nov 29, 2010 3:50 PM
    I love how you so-called American’s have convicted Big Ben when he’s never been formally charged with a crime. I don’t deny he was a punk and a slimy individual, but calling him a rapist when he was never convicted or even CHARGED with a crime is beyond un-American.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Really…? I suppose OJ didnt kill anyone either….

  55. thejuddstir says: Nov 29, 2010 4:38 PM

    Ridiculous Goodell…………this is further proof of how subjective and vindictive your system of punishment is, no wonder the players all complain. Finnegan should be suspended for 6 games at a minimum and A. Johnson should be suspended for a minimum of 3. Players get in fights and altercations off the field and get punished harsher. How in the hell can you justify suspending Ben R. 6 games for what he did (or didn’t do) and not suspend Johnson for ripping a guy’s helmet off and pummeling the hell out of him during a football game on national t.v.????????? Now if that were T.O. or Randy Moss, J. Harrison etc. , Goodell would be implementing the death penalty. Pete Rozelle might have been employed by the owners but at least he didn’t allow the whole world to see that he was a puppet of the owners to be used and abused as they saw fit. Goodell’s legacy will be one of being a pimp for the owners.

  56. bspurloc says: Nov 29, 2010 4:41 PM

    boy florio has a SHORT MEMORY u reported on the rapistburg slap that the nfl said the MAX fine for a Fight is $25,000……

    So wouldn’t it make sense to mention the max fine for a fight is $25,000?

  57. quincycarter says: Nov 29, 2010 4:44 PM

    I hope someone nexts weeks understands what the league is saying and beats the crap out of Cortland Finnigan again. I also hope he gets hit by a car.

  58. vickismydogg says: Nov 29, 2010 4:51 PM

    Setting a really good example there…

  59. cmstrick says: Nov 29, 2010 4:58 PM

    Finnegan’s a disrespectful, trash-talking, dirty-playing punk. I have no doubt that he deserved worse than he got.

  60. uncommon1 says: Nov 29, 2010 5:00 PM

    @viper21

    i’ve never been charged with DUI but if someone called me a drunk-driver I couldn’t refute

  61. bender4700 says: Nov 29, 2010 5:12 PM

    It’s funny how many players say Cortland got what he had coming.

    Even the NFL feels that way, not suspending a guy who landed 3 punches, not slaps like Seymour, close fisted punches to Cortland’s dome and no suspension.

    Seymour avoided suspension due to it happening early enough in the game he basically was suspended.

    AJ clocked Cortland in the 4th quarter and the NFL has given him a pass.

    Not many people are angry about that.

  62. Deb says: Nov 29, 2010 5:23 PM

    @masonod …

    Oh dear. It’s time the people around you realized that you’re brain dead, scooped up your carcass, and disposed of the mess.

    One woman had a one-night stand with Roethlisberger, texted her friends she couldn’t wait to see him again, then sued him for $3 million a year later. Real rape victims don’t seek repeats with their assailants. The Milledgeville drama queen pursued him all night, told him she was down to f***, spent 10 minutes alone with him, and had a medical exam that showed she didn’t get down to anything. No intercourse = no rape … at least to those who still have their brains. Fortunately, the criminal justice system isn’t brain dead and doesn’t run on Steeler hatred. Law enforcement in both jurisdictions said there was nothing to indicate a crime even occurred.

    If your goal was to annoy Steelers fans, forget it. We’re used to dealing with braindead morons. All you’ve done is demonstrate your stupidity.

  63. Deb says: Nov 29, 2010 5:25 PM

    For once, Goodell got something right. If Seymour didn’t deserve a suspension, then Johnson certainly didn’t. Wow … a tiny drop of equity in a big sea of inconsistency.

  64. jhevener says: Nov 29, 2010 5:25 PM

    Cortland did a good job using his head to bust up Johnson’s knuckles. Andre is lucky it was broken up before Cortland could use his ribs to tweak his feet.

  65. mswravens says: Nov 29, 2010 5:27 PM

    Regardless the outcome this year, I will forever be thankful that Steeler Nation has revealed itself to the world to be the hypocritical holier than thou bunch of loud mouth losers that we have always known them to be, here in Charm City!!!

    Keep whining about the penalties that cheap shot wife beating ahole James Harrison draws…and keep cheering on your rapist QB…and keep telling the rest of us how your franchise answers to a higher standard. What a hypocritical unprincipled joke all of you are!

    Meanwhile, Finnegan pulls this same BS every game & declares he wants to eb the dirtiest player in the league. He’s a real tough guy with a helmet on, and then folds like a punk when he might get beat down. Jeff Fisher should stop getting praised. He obviously coaches cheap shot dirty football. He should get fired. Finnegan should get fined & suspended.

    AJ is the man, but he probably should be suspended a game as well for his conduct, as out of character and deserving as it was…

  66. mobuccsfan says: Nov 29, 2010 5:34 PM

    I think the Thursday game could easily have something to do with it. I think personally, they both should have been suspended at least one game…Finnegan probably 3 to 6 because of his past incidents and for openly admitting he aspires to be the dirtiest player in the league. They say it’s about player safety and make a lot out of the helmet to helmet hits and concussions. I am just saying, the NFL needs to be consistent and sadly they are losing a lot of credibility. I fear the NFL will only lose more, especially if no new CBA can be reached and there is no football.

  67. mobuccsfan says: Nov 29, 2010 5:35 PM

    Oh and I’m a Buccs fan but I think Andre Johnson is a great guy from all accounts, never been one to act out or get into any trouble and he is a beast on the field but I believe in being fair and setting an example.

  68. gotitan says: Nov 29, 2010 5:35 PM

    AJ should have been suspended, he is a repeat offender, against all people, Court himself. Last year, $7,500 was taken from his check. Look it up. And Court never punched him. Hands to the face inside 5 yards is called all the time in games that do not result in $25K fines for each player.

    Poor example. AJ will play on Thursday’s NFL network game. And Court will continue to play the way he does.

    If you don’t like it, fine. Go Titans!

  69. realitypolice says: Nov 29, 2010 5:48 PM

    khblurkin says:
    Nov 29, 2010 3:50 PM
    I love how you so-called American’s have convicted Big Ben when he’s never been formally charged with a crime. I don’t deny he was a punk and a slimy individual, but calling him a rapist when he was never convicted or even CHARGED with a crime is beyond un-American.
    ======================

    Not true. The constitution says that a person is considered not guilty until proven guilty IN THE EYES OF THE LAW. That means the justice system of the US has a responsbility not to assume guilt.

    There is nothing wrong with an individual citizen having the OPINION that someone is guilty of a crime, regardless of whether that person has been convicted.

    The Un-American thing in this situation is your insisting that individual citizens don’t have a right to their own opinions.

  70. hebephrenic says: Nov 29, 2010 5:50 PM

    xli2006 says: Nov 29, 2010 3:49 PM

    “You don’t like the guy you are guarding and want to do something about? Why not rip his helmet off and whoop his ass? Because you are only getting a fine, not a suspension. ”

    Nice thinking…you sir, are the reason for the “No child left behind” laws.

  71. shawn255 says: Nov 29, 2010 6:03 PM

    one word..gone…ejected from the league..this kind of play in unacceptable..would you want your kids playing like this?

  72. shawn255 says: Nov 29, 2010 6:28 PM

    and deb..where do you live? i would love to meet you one night after a few drinks..

  73. cpd936 says: Nov 29, 2010 6:29 PM

    Wow Goodell sure knows how to piss off fans of this league. He fines Nick Collins $50,000 for playing the game like he has for his whole life, and both of these scum bags only get $25,000? I’m sorry but the NFL is a sad excuse for what it once was

  74. steelintn says: Nov 29, 2010 6:43 PM

    masonod says:
    Nov 29, 2010 3:26 PM
    you have to be a disgusting individual to compare the rape and the cover up of several women to a couple blows on the football field.

    big ben should be in prison. i agree andre should have got at least a 1 game suspension but some steelers fans need to realize their qb is a a known rapist.

    ————————————————

    And you’re a known moron…

  75. steelintn says: Nov 29, 2010 6:47 PM

    bryjord says:
    Nov 29, 2010 4:11 PM
    rabidbillsfan-

    Its funny you mention crying, because your new “star” WR was crying all over the podium last night after he drops a game winner.

    ————————————————

    But it wasn’t his fault…it was God’s fault. Now that’s funny right there…

  76. snarkygurl says: Nov 29, 2010 6:48 PM

    Enough with the Big Ben bashing kids, especially on a post having nothing to do with him. Is he guilty of being an idiot with poor decision making? Yes. He’s put himself in some pretty dangerous situations in which he ran the risk of harm to himself in various meanings of the word. But there’s no proof that he’s a rapist, so drop it already. He was suspended because of those poor decisions he REPEATEDLY made that also tarnished his and the NFL’s image. Lord Goodell doesn’t like that.

    This situation is totally different in the fact that AJ and CF committed their infractions in front of officials and millions of viewers. Nobody can dispute that this happened. The difference is also that AJ has only committed ONE other infraction a YEAR ago involving the same CF we’ve all grown to hate.

    I’m not a fan of either team, but it seems to me that CF should be fined more heavily than AJ due to repeats if Goodell wants to maintain consistency. After all, Ocho gets progressively higher fines for far less dangerous infractions. I’m not a Bengals fan either. Just my humble opinion. Feel free to heap your venom upon me at any time… :-)

  77. steelintn says: Nov 29, 2010 6:51 PM

    mswravens says:
    Nov 29, 2010 5:27 PM
    Regardless the outcome this year, I will forever be thankful that Steeler Nation has revealed itself to the world to be the hypocritical holier than thou bunch of loud mouth losers that we have always known them to be, here in Charm City!!!

    Keep whining about the penalties that cheap shot wife beating ahole James Harrison draws…and keep cheering on your rapist QB…and keep telling the rest of us how your franchise answers to a higher standard. What a hypocritical unprincipled joke all of you are!

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    Yeah because we all know the ratbirds are full of model citizens. Yeah right…murdering model citizens…

  78. Deb says: Nov 29, 2010 8:07 PM

    @shawn255 …

    If you have something to say, then have the guts to say it. Why do you want to know where I live so you can meet me after a few drinks?

  79. batchildontheloose says: Nov 30, 2010 3:24 AM

    J#1C! People here are so FS! Who gives a F about B#1R. If you don’t LOVE A#1J#2 then why don’t you FO and find a blog that might stimulate your B#1R Loving SA#2. This one is for THE HT damnit! Quit bitching and comparing BR’s BS to A’s!
    GO TEXANS BEAT THE EAGLES!!!!!!!!!!
    A= Andre
    A#2=Ass
    B#1=Ben
    B#2=Blog
    C=Christ
    F=F&ck(ing)
    H= Houston
    J#1=Jesus
    J#2= Johnson
    O-Off
    R=Roethilsberger
    S=Stupid
    T= TEXANS!

  80. mikecal645 says: Nov 30, 2010 8:41 AM

    pjcostello,

    Are you trying to say that a scuffle between two men in a football game is worse than big ben sexually assaulting women with the help of his off duty police body guards?

    Oh wait he wasn’t convicted so he didn’t do it right? I’m sure you think OJ didn’t kill his wife either.

  81. Deb says: Nov 30, 2010 8:08 PM

    @mikecal645 …

    In the O.J. case, there was probable cause, he was arrested, charged, tried. After a year of listening to the prosecutors mangle the evidence, the jury found him not guilty.

    Ben Roethlisberger had a one-night stand in Nevada. Among the stacks of evidence in his favor are text messages she sent the following day saying she looked forward to seeing him again. A year later, she ran into financial trouble and sued Ben and her coworkers for $3 million. Nevada police say there is no reason to believe a crime occurred. Ben has countersued.

    According to multiple witnesses, the Milledgeville woman chased Roethlisberger from club to club, engaging him in graphic sexual conversation and trying to get him back to her place. When he declined the offer to go back to their place, her friend started ragging him about the lawsuit and was tossed from the party. That woman later instigated the accusation although her friend denied even having sex. The medical exam showed they did not have sex. The prosecutor said there was no evidence a crime occurred. And the only ones who told that bodyguard story were the woman who instigated the rape allegation and her friend. It was refuted by the other witnesses.

    So … you have a real fight on the field in front of the cameras … and manufactured rape accusations. Next time … try being adult enough to check the facts before spewing garbage.

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