Antoine Winfield racks up $17,500 in fines from Monday night

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Vikings cornerback Antoine Winfield will be making a significant contribution to charity this Christmas.  Unfortunately for him, it won’t be voluntary.

Jeremy Fowler of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports that Winfield was fined a total of $17,500 for two actions that violated league rules during Monday night’s 40-14 loss to the Bears.

For putting his helmet into the chin of Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, Winfield was fined $7,500.  The other $10,000 fine comes from a uniform violation involving the height of Winfield’s socks.

Winfield’s agent, Ashanti Webb, tells Fowler that Winfield plans to appeal the fine for the helmet hit on Cuter.  Though Winfield wasn’t flagged for the maneuver, and despite the fact that he immediately pulled up once he realized what he had done, he definitely put his helmet into the chin of Bears quarterback Jay Cutler.

If anything, Winfield should be glad the fine wasn’t higher than $7,500.  Lately, the default amount for hits to the head of quarterbacks has been $15,000.

17 responses to “Antoine Winfield racks up $17,500 in fines from Monday night

  1. Clearly the guy is a menace, and needs to be kicked out of the league. There should be no tolerance for sock height violators.

  2. Kudos, Mike F.:

    BUT your fine evolution and acumen as an NBC reporter (congrats on the new inking!) needs a rest on a holiday.

    Like Winfield, you’re fined for even thinking about working today.

    Enjoy the holiday! Everyone here appreciates you and your passion.

    I hope you eventually replace Bob Costas when he retires or, better, maybe you could join C. Collinsworth in the booth so we hear you more than a mere one minute each Sunday after the game (!)

  3. Write the check Antoine….feel free to have the NFL designate it to Pharmacists For Life International. That way it will help save lives of preborn babies and defend the conscience rights of health care professionals to exercize their God-given rights of conscience and NOT kill their patients or counsel for the same.

    Merry Christmass, Antoine!

    Go Bucks!

  4. “If anything, Winfield should be glad the fine wasn’t higher than $7,500. Lately, the default amount for hits to the head of quarterbacks has been $15,000.”

    Unless your name is James Harrison, then it’s $50,000

  5. The chin shot was so obviously unintentional as Winfield held up but it caught Cutler just right and cut him. But 10 g for sock height? That is pretty stupid.

  6. The Vikings should give him a $17,500 bonus for being the only player on their team who seemed to give team about playing.

  7. They fine players for the height of their socks. OK, I can see having and enforcing standards, but the NFL almost mandates all that hot-pink crap in October. I’m not saying the cancer awareness thing is wrong, but it is excessive and looks far worse than socks that are 3″ too high or too short. The hypocricy that the NFL embraces is absolutely stunning.

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