Harvin not happy he’s fined for fracas

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Percy Harvin and Panthers cornerback Captain Munnerlyn got into a small scrap after a play last Sunday.

Harvin got fined $7,500, and Munnerlyn did not.  Harvin predictably isn’t happy.

“Can someone please explain how I get fined and the other player gets nothn..wow,” Harvin tweeted.

Watch the video here. It’s a fair question. Apparently Harvin grabbed Munnerlyn’s facemask, but it’s pretty odd to see two guys wildly going at it, with only one of them getting fined.

The Vikings need to do a better job getting Harvin the ball in the second half of the season.  He has 334 yards receiving and 182 yards rushing throughout eight games, but he’s struggled to stay on the field with a rib injury.

26 responses to “Harvin not happy he’s fined for fracas

  1. He drove Munnerlyn right into his own bench, and he doesn’t understand why he’s the one that got fined? Seriously?

  2. That sucks. Percy got jobbed. Unfortunately, the retaliator usually gets the fine. Especially on the road.

  3. “The Vikings need to do a better job getting Harvin the ball in the second half of the season. He has 334 yards receiving and 182 yards rushing throughout eight games, but he’s struggled to stay on the field with a rib injury.”
    Now that he has a quarterback, that shouldn’t be a problem. And he plays hurt every week.

  4. In reality it should have been a defensive holding call because the Panthers player starts to block and hold Percy before Ponder crosses the line of scrimmage.

  5. Either both players get fined, or neither player gets fined. Considering “Captain” started it, it’s a joke that Harvin’s the only one to get fined.

    And in response to adiddie, Blackmon would do wonders for Ponder’s development and him, Percy and Rudolph would be an excellent trio for him.

  6. Of course he was fined. He was on the wrong bench, fighting. If he’s not there – there’s no fight. What he did was not only unprecedented, it was stupid.

  7. Hey “contract”…
    What replay were YOU watching???

    Very CLEARLY what happened was:
    1) Munnerlyn makes contact in the field of play, but then HE drives Harvin a good 5 or 6 yards OUT of bound into the bench area.. and is still not stopping.

    2) Harvin gets pissed and then grabs him and swings him around so that now Munnerlyn is the one with his back to the bench.

    3) At this point it appears that Harvin grabs his facemask during the scuffle.

    4) Munnerlyn comes up swinging at Harvin and hits him.

    5) Harvin fires back and hits him..

    That’s what I see, and don’t see how you could see it that HARVIN initiated anything besides fighting back…

  8. DB clearly blocked Harvin from in bounds to out of bounds. When Harvin retaliated, he got flagged, and now fined.
    Wasn’t fair for only 1 guy to get fined. Both or none.

  9. The referee who threw the flag should be fined 7,500 for getting the call wrong. And Harvin should be allowed to shove whoever assessed the fine from the NFL commisioner’s group down the hallway, into the bathroom, and give him an old-fashioned flush.

  10. 3 things are clear.

    1. “Captain” could have stopped driving after getting out of bounds.
    2. Percy COULD have been a bitch and took the block all the way to the ground.
    3. Percy is not a bitch.

  11. Like it or not, on a running play, defenders can push blockers all they want. Obviously, Captain didn’t need to push Percy out of bounds, but he didn’t break any rules. Percy did, so the penalty and fine are justified.

  12. it happens more times than not, the one who starts it doesn’t get the penalty or fine.

    I’m not surprised that Percy was flagged or fined. don’t agree with it, but it happens like this. Rarely do the eyes catch what started it. the eyes happened to see percy throw the other down.

  13. vikingsinla says:Nov 5, 2011 2:32 PM

    Like it or not, on a running play, defenders can push blockers all they want. Obviously, Captain didn’t need to push Percy out of bounds, but he didn’t break any rules. Percy did, so the penalty and fine are justified.
    ——————–
    It wasn’t a running play though. Ponder eventually ran with it, but it wasn’t designed that way, and Munnerlyn started blocking Harvin out of bounds BEFORE Ponder crossed the line of scrimmage.

  14. my my percy is upset… his team has no home and he gets frequent headaches might be a part of the reason..

  15. Bad call imo. But could be karma since some Vike fans thought TJ Lang was at fault for getting his nads in the way of Brian Robison’s kick.

  16. glac1 says:
    Nov 5, 2011 3:23 PM

    “my my percy is upset… his team has no home and he gets frequent headaches might be a part of the reason..”

    Yeah Percy gets headaches cause they won’t let him smoke anymore. The NFL should legalize medication.

  17. Harvin let up and Munderlin kept going after the play and while both players were out of bounds, at which time Harvin maybe grabbed some mask and spun Munderlin around.

    I can understand the fine on Harvin for the move at the end but Munderlin was shoving him well after they are out of bounds. How is that in itself not a late hit?

    I don’t know, Vikes always get jobbed by refs so whatev.

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