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Giants’ Rolle fined $20,000; Phillips fined $10,000

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The New York Giants’ starting safeties have been fined a total of $30,000 for a pair of hits in Sunday’s 28-14 loss to the Washington Redskins.

Antrel Rolle was fined $20,000 for spearing, while Kenny Phillips was fined $10,000 for striking an opponent in the head and neck area.

Rolle was flagged for unnecessary roughness for a hit on Redskins tight end Fred Davis, and spearing is one of the infractions the NFL takes very seriously: $20,000 is the minimum fine. Rolle’s penalty was even costlier for the Giants than it was for him personally, as it gave the Redskins an automatic first down just as the Giants’ defense had stopped them on third down. The Redskins led 21-14 at the time, but instead of punting to the Giants and giving them a chance to tie the score, the Redskins scored a touchdown after Rolle’s penalty to seal the victory.

Phillips was not flagged at any point in the game, and the NFL hasn’t said exactly what he did to earn a fine, but it was reportedly also a hit on Davis. Phillips said today that he plans to appeal.

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25 Responses to “Giants’ Rolle fined $20,000; Phillips fined $10,000”
  1. numberonesteelersfan says: Sep 16, 2011 7:14 PM

    what has happened to football? this is getting rediculous

  2. captainwisdom8888 says: Sep 16, 2011 7:15 PM

    …and soon hitting the QB will warrant a similar penalty.

  3. mustbejealousof6 says: Sep 16, 2011 7:16 PM

    And the fines keep rolling in. Ridiculous. SFL

  4. numberonesteelersfan says: Sep 16, 2011 7:19 PM

    i miss real football

  5. numberoneinthehoodg says: Sep 16, 2011 7:24 PM

    Are these “donations” to charity tax deductible for the players?

  6. danfitzger says: Sep 16, 2011 7:27 PM

    Rolle’s fine is definitely deserved. He dove, leading with his helmet, into the back of Davis’ head while Davis was sitting on the field.

    I’m not sure about Phillips.

  7. profootballwalk says: Sep 16, 2011 7:28 PM

    numberonesteelersfan says: Sep 16, 2011 7:14 PM

    what has happened to football? this is getting rediculous
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    In the first week we had great games, and ratings are high. Not surprised to hear whining from a Steelers fan – got your panties in a bunch?

  8. hailskins4life says: Sep 16, 2011 7:34 PM

    I still do not understand the point of these fines. Rolle’s play was completely idiotic. It was bad enough that he got beat like a rented mule all day but that play ended any remote chance his team had to win the game. If he keeps playing like that he will be benched so why the fine?

  9. herlies says: Sep 16, 2011 7:41 PM

    Am I the only one who is not bothered by player fines?

    Some fans act like they are footing the bill.

  10. woodingram says: Sep 16, 2011 8:00 PM

    Rolle sooooo overrated and it’s a shame Phillips will never really recover from that micro fracture surgery

  11. lionhammer says: Sep 16, 2011 8:02 PM

    Rolle’s fine was deserved, it was a late hit and he led with his head…. obviously don’t know what Phillips was for. I hate the fines for the QB hits and the “defenseless” hits, but this one happened after a whistle and the play was dead.

  12. woodingram says: Sep 16, 2011 8:03 PM

    Giants are really gonna miss Terrell Thomas and Ross is a big bust

  13. bittersmuggs says: Sep 16, 2011 8:07 PM

    “We as a team and as an organization, we know that the Washington Redskins is [sic] not as dirty as us,” Giants safety Antrel Rolle told WFAN, via Jeff Roberts of NorthJersey.com. “We know that hands down. If we played them 100 times, I might get fined 95 times.”

  14. navis97 says: Sep 16, 2011 8:14 PM

    they should be fined for how badly they played…..good effort. how much do you get paid again???

  15. lawboy2000 says: Sep 16, 2011 8:30 PM

    So… Sounds like it is time for a Fine Watch with stats by player, by team, by week.

  16. skinsrollyou says: Sep 16, 2011 8:32 PM

    How bout them gold pants. best lookin team in football.

    oh and roger goodell is destroying this game. bring back tagliabue, for the love of god please bring him back

  17. zaggs says: Sep 16, 2011 8:33 PM

    What Rolle did was considered spearing? Seriously? Yes there was helmet to helmet contact, but after Rolle’s arm hit him. Not to mention Rolle was far from full speed.

  18. zaggs says: Sep 16, 2011 8:36 PM

    “lionhammer says: Sep 16, 2011 8:02 PM

    Rolle’s fine was deserved, it was a late hit and he led with his head…. obviously don’t know what Phillips was for. I hate the fines for the QB hits and the “defenseless” hits, but this one happened after a whistle and the play was dead”

    Not even close to right on either account. Rolle hit Davis with his arm first and the whistle had not blown which is why Davis was getting up.

  19. colinsnooks says: Sep 16, 2011 9:27 PM

    I don’t really like the game being toned down. At all.

    That being said, if they really want to make the players conform to the ever changing set of rules, make them wear a tutu or clown makeup or something for their next game. Looking dumb on TV would be much worse than 20 grand to a guy like Antrel Rolle.

  20. crapboys says: Sep 16, 2011 10:04 PM

    I use have to Some respect for Rolle since he was from the U and played with Sean Taylor. But seriously they moved this guy to safety b/c he was a bad corner. But he can’t play free safety cause he doesn’t have the range. He’s an overpaid tweener cb/ss. Phillips is ok and looked promising but yeah bad knees prob means he topped out. I can’t say much cause the Skins start Reed Doughty but still Rolle is prob just average. At least no one has the sense to start bums like the crapboys. Worst secondary ever.

  21. philyeagles5 says: Sep 17, 2011 5:17 AM

    numberoneinthehoodg says:
    Sep 16, 2011 7:24 PM
    Are these “donations” to charity tax deductible for the players?
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    lets just be happy they actually do send the money to charity. its seriously shocking the owners dont have like a tip jar.

  22. davem23 says: Sep 17, 2011 8:17 AM

    And the#83 still had 105 yards on 5 receptions – cheapshots et. al.

  23. razedeyebrow says: Sep 17, 2011 9:15 AM

    “Some fans act like they are footing the bill.”

    They are. These players aren’t making their millions from a money tree growing Benjamins in the wilds of central Utah.

  24. contract says: Sep 17, 2011 9:26 AM

    Players are going to need a raise so they can pay all these fines.

  25. cowboyhater says: Sep 17, 2011 10:17 AM

    While the NFL continues to be creative with increasing their revenue stream with the fines, why not start fining fans in the stands. Surely the dude who tasered another fan in Giants Stadium deserved to be fined at least $5,000.

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