Richard Seymour fined for hits on Brady, Green-Ellis

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Raiders defensive lineman Richard Seymour has been fined $15,000 for two illegal hits against his former team on Sunday.

Seymour was fined $7,500 for slamming Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to the ground, and another $7,500 for facemasking Patriots running back BenJarvus Green-Ellis.

Both fouls, which occurred on the Patriots’ first drive, also drew 15-yard penalties and helped New England get out to an early lead.

Two other Raiders, Jarvis Moss and Mike Mitchell, were penalized for unnecessary roughness against the Patriots, but the league office told PFT that neither player was fined.

Patriots safety Patrick Chung was fined $7,500 for an unnecessary roughness penalty in the same game.

55 responses to “Richard Seymour fined for hits on Brady, Green-Ellis

  1. Uhhhh… wasn’t the 15 yard penalty and the automatic 1st down the punishment for those actions? Does every penalty result in a fine now? The NFL is starting to disgust me.

  2. It’s amazing that Seymour was the only one of 22 players who couldn’t hear that whistle. Once he saw that Brady didn’t resist his tackle, there was no need to throw him down other than to show his Oakland teammates that he can he hate hid ex-team he earned three rings with. Bush league.

  3. Goodell is by far the commissioner ever. He is ruining the game. Let the men play defense!! 6 QB’s including a rookie to break the passing record came on now you are losing the real fans here. The NFL is becoming a joke! Roger Goodell is becoming the most hated sports person ever!

  4. Pretty soon Goodell is going to start fining defensive coordinators if their team holds the opposition under 20 points.

  5. I’m a Pats fan and I think this is a joke.

    I am all for protecting QB’s, but geesh neither of these hits were remotely close to life-threatning/career ending.

  6. It’s interesting how the Pats linebacker who intentionally headbutted a Raiders player after a play, wasn’t flagged during play or fined after the game.

    And, it was also interesting when McFadden ended a run going out of bounds was engaged 3 yards out of bounds & then tackled, that no flag was thrown then either against the Pats.

    Some things will never change.

  7. ONLY $7,500 for the Brady hit?? Wow. Figured he’d get whacked three times that amount.

    Goodell must have been in a good mood today.

  8. The NFL is starting to cross the grey line. Eventually the defense is just going to presume that they are going to get fined regardless and start taking more aggressive\potshots at qb’s just to get their monies worth. Not that I condone that thought process but I would understand it.

    Mi dos pesos

  9. Don’t hate on Tommy either. He does not make these decisions.

    And before any of you go pointing to Tom asking for a call, take a look at any WR after an incomplete pass.

  10. Maybe it’s me, but I could careless about who gets fined and who doesn’t. It’s not my money nor does it really have an effect on Sunday’s. Just tired of seeing throughout the week all the headlines of who got fined.

  11. You guys are nuts. The head to head defenseless receiver fines are out of hand, but slamming a QB to the ground while he’s just standing there with the 20 other players that heard the whistle? Holding on to BJGE’s facemask so long he turned his head like the Exorcist? 15yrds is not enough, gotta hit the guy personally. Seymour is a great player, but was too amped up to prove something to Belichick. But, as Rayguyreturns says, it’s a league wide conspiracy against the raiders.

  12. What are you people getting your panties in a bunch about here? These fines are slaps on the wrist; reminders of what is and isn’t acceptable. Its the equivalent of your boss fining you $.50. Relax.

  13. Are we sure where these fines go? The NFL isn’t taking some off the top? It just seems like they are throwing out fines left and right to make up what they couldn’t get from the lockout.

  14. I can accept a fine for hitting the QB late, but barely. However face masks being fined is pushing it. What is the recourse for ousting the commissioner? Who has the power to can Goodel and why doesn’t someone try that. The dictatorship is getting old real fast!

  15. Quit complaining, Seymour is a dirty player, but he’s just trying to bring “attitude” to the team. I remember he punched Big Ben in the face last season, classy. He’s making 10M per, I think he’ll be fine. We all know the drill by now with these fines, deal with it.

  16. Roger Goodell isn’t ruining football because the players aren’t allowing him. Defenders are still hitting quarterbacks the same way they have for years and I’m thankful for that.

    The fines are just trying to get the women and young children to actually believe that the NFL can stop the viciousness that is the league.

  17. returntoexcellence says: Oct 7, 2011 4:52 PM

    Uhhhh… wasn’t the 15 yard penalty and the automatic 1st down the punishment for those actions? Does every penalty result in a fine now? The NFL is starting to disgust me.
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    That wasn’t the same sentiment from PFTers during the lockout. Folks were vilifying the players then…and not folks are hot over the fines by the league?

  18. kidding but I don’t find his wife that hot. I know I am crazy and that most of you would give a left nut but whatever. Still imagine getting to punch Tom videotape Brady right in the face. Sweet!

  19. Please let us know when the NFL decides to implement real penalties. Fining Seymour $7,500 is like fining me 75 cents. Nobody cares about fines anymore. Where does all the money from fines go to anyway? College fund for the Goodell family?

  20. I’m gonna keep repeating myself…

    Like I said before, this fining issue is THE most important topic in football today. It’s untenable, it’s ridiculous. Something needs to be done by the owners and players standing together on the issue against Goodell.

    The other sorry state of the NFL are the softening rules, turning the game into flag football. Eg, the UFL plays with traditional rules. The NCAA largely plays with traditional rules.

  21. I think the NFL (as well as other major leagues) should implement the following rule: if a player injures another player with what is deemed an illegal hit, then the offending player should be suspended as long as the injured player is out of his teams lineup. I think that would take care of the blatantly illegal hits as well as the worst offenders ( ie James Harrison)

  22. pastabelly says:
    Oct 7, 2011 4:58 PM
    It’s amazing that Seymour was the only one of 22 players who couldn’t hear that whistle. Once he saw that Brady didn’t resist his tackle, there was no need to throw him down other than to show his Oakland teammates that he can he hate hid ex-team he earned three rings with. Bush league.
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    Victoria Secret is having a sale, gumdrop.

    It happened, dont like it, dont watch…worse has happened before. it’s the NFL. He just kind of swung him around….it wasnt really roughness, at all..she shouldve “drove him into the ground” as Bill Romanowski said

  23. Brady said after the game he wouldn’t have penalized Seymour. Anybody watch the play and see a ref signal the play was dead. If you watched you would see the refs just stood there with arms to the side.

  24. @nuclearwarfare

    Lesson here, don’t slam any QB to the ground 5 seconds after the whistle was blown. Brady was motionless and Seymour continued on with the slam…

    I agree that many of these fines are bogus, but when you slam a player who has stopped playing after a whistle you deserve a slap on the wrist.

  25. It is also getting a little crazy that people call Brady soft for stuff like this…. did Brady ask for the flag, or the fine? I think not….

    I agree that the fine for a facemask is silly, but Seymour needs to reign in the agression a bit on plays involving ANY quarterback.

  26. What a crock of crap this is. It’s the ref’s that should pay the fines. The call was a delay a game, but yet the two refs in the backfield didn’t do anything to say the play was dead. They stood there like they were in a coma and watched the play happen, and didn’t do anything to stop it. That fine needs to be appealed, and the facemask penalty is a joke. I mean the play was a run between the center and guard, into a mass of humans, where Seymour accidently grabbed a face mask. I mean there was a 15 yard penalty on both of these plays that gave the pat’s seven points

  27. tedmurph no were does it say in Rayguyreturns post that it was a conspiracy against the raiders what he is sayin though is that the pats get all the calls and everyone that plays them do not get the calls like the pats

  28. Ahem, if you are tryign to say the refs have not made it a pattern to penalize the Raiders more than any team in the league, you are living in denial and it certainly does look like there is a bias towards the Patriots whenever these 2 teams play. See: Tuck Rule. That was the worst call in the history of the league, allowed the Pats to go to a Superbowl they did not deserve and was surely a Raider bowl if you are familiar with the season. There have been 4 other calls such as “The Immaculate Reception” or better known to those who dont live in denial as “The Immaculate Deception”. The refs have kept the Raiders out of 5 Superbowls with 1 blown call in 5 seperate games. Just the facts mam.

  29. @racerx1225:

    Your delusional. The tuck rule call was made correctly, according to the rule. You can argue the rule sucks, but not that the refs got it right. Also there is no definitive footage for the FHarris catch. Nobody knows for sure. ‘The refs stole the game’ is the battle cry of the losers. 5 Super Bowls, my ass.

  30. rayguyreturns says:
    Oct 7, 2011 5:13 PM
    It’s interesting how the Pats linebacker who intentionally headbutted a Raiders player after a play, wasn’t flagged during play or fined after the game.

    And, it was also interesting when McFadden ended a run going out of bounds was engaged 3 yards out of bounds & then tackled, that no flag was thrown then either against the Pats.

    Some things will never change.

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    Likely the whiniest comment in the history of the internet.

  31. @ racerx225

    If you’re gonna go back to the Immaculate Reception game, then I ask you. Have you ever heard of the Roughing the Passer play? Or Ben Dreith? The raiders were handed that SB by the refs. Forgot that one didn’t you?

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