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Von Miller fined $15,000 for hit on Carson Palmer

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Broncos rookie linebacker Von Miller had an expensive hit on Raiders quarterback Carson Palmer on Sunday.

The NFL fined Miller $15,000 for a helmet-to-chest hit on Palmer, which came after Palmer had already thrown his pass and also drew a flag for roughing the passer.

Miller was the second overall pick in this year’s draft and has 6.5 sacks this season. Penalties aside, he’s having a great rookie season. He’s in second place in our voting for defensive rookie of the year.

The Broncos-Raiders game was an expensive one for defensive players; Raiders linebacker Aaron Curry was fined $20,000 for a hit to the head and neck area of Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow, and Raiders defensive end Jarvis Moss was fined $15,000 for driving Tebow into the ground.

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17 Responses to “Von Miller fined $15,000 for hit on Carson Palmer”
  1. keithdylan says: Nov 12, 2011 7:01 AM

    Wouldn’t it be faster to start paying the players a bonus that play nice rather than fining all the mean kids?

  2. walter0247 says: Nov 12, 2011 7:16 AM

    Wouldn’t it be faster to start paying the players a bonus that play nice rather than fining all the mean kids?

    That is an awesome idea

  3. bombayjon says: Nov 12, 2011 7:36 AM

    Stop hitting our qb. We got no one behind Palmer.

  4. peed1 says: Nov 12, 2011 7:36 AM

    This fining garbage is stupid. It is a rough sport. If the play is a penalty, call it. If it is over the top, eject the player from the game or make thier team play with 10 players for a series or two.

  5. thegonz13 says: Nov 12, 2011 8:00 AM

    In related news, the NFL fined me $10,000 for hitting a chair with my toe…

  6. justadude71 says: Nov 12, 2011 8:06 AM

    “If they don’t want them to get hit, why don’t they put dresses on them?” -Jack Lambert

    While making the game safer by taking out helmet to helmet hit is good. the horrible implementation is something I have come to expect with that fool as commissioner. Just like his conduct policy, great idea, horribly done.

  7. war27 says: Nov 12, 2011 8:07 AM

    So spearing the QB in the chest long after he got rid of the ball is $15,000. Hitting him on time but getting a piece of the face mask is $20,000.

    I get it.

  8. broncfolife says: Nov 12, 2011 8:08 AM

    Von got a deal….

    A open shot on Palmar is,

    Keep smashing Miller…..
    They spend all week preparing for you,
    and it doesn’t even make a difference.

  9. bunjy96 says: Nov 12, 2011 8:30 AM

    Guess you might not care if your QB ends up with a concussion or broken ribs because its a “rough sport”?

    Didn’t think so.

  10. denverdave3 says: Nov 12, 2011 9:15 AM

    That was another example of a dumb rule that takes real football out of the game. I don’t like the fact that the game has morphed into “pass ball” where the entire game revolves about passers and receivers.

    The process of fining players is almost exclusively directed at defensive players. If the league is going to subject them to these losses, then why would young players even want to play defense?

  11. ozierdisaster3335 says: Nov 12, 2011 9:46 AM

    Miller is a rising star, fastest first step off the ball I’ve seen in awhile for a line backer

  12. mrcosio says: Nov 12, 2011 10:56 AM

    What really gets me upset is that the league never fined Tamba Hali for that hit on Palmer right in the knees, you KNOW Todd Haley told him to do that on purpose

  13. rahavort says: Nov 12, 2011 11:21 AM

    Ridiculous, the rate the NFL is going, in 5 years there is going to be fines for being within 5 yards of a player on the other team. NFL is losing the meaning of the word “football”

  14. nuclearwarfare says: Nov 12, 2011 11:25 AM

    I understand the fines (and how ridiculous some of them are), but why wait so long to slap a fine on someone? It’s Saturday now. The hit took place last Sunday.

    Oakland and San Diego have already started the next week of football games.

    Before too long, they’ll be fining people for things the NFL missed in previous weeks.

    “Oh, we forgot, you had a helmet to helmet on the QB in week 3. It didn’t get a call, but that’ll be $20,000. Cash, check, or charge?”

  15. jpmelon says: Nov 12, 2011 12:17 PM

    I’ll never understand why fans give a damn about the league fining players for illegal hits. It’s chump change to these guys……plus, the fine is reduced based on salary (so an undrafted rookie isn’t being fined 10% of his paycheck, while the distinguished veteran loses 0.5%)…, the money goes to charity.

    Some players don’t even care about the fines because they know the money is going to help cure breast cancer.

    Concussions ruin careers and can lead to Lou Gehrigs disease later in life. Losing a QB for the season ruins the franchises year. The fines on these players would have no effect on the fans if the fans were never informed about the fine in the first place. Most of us would notice the change in players behavior and think it was because the coaches were sick of getting 15 yard penalties…..because in the big scheme of things; 15 yards in an NFL football game is worth more than $15,000

  16. 44mpo says: Nov 12, 2011 12:18 PM

    Before too long, they’ll be fining people for things the NFL missed in previous weeks.

    Yea, along with charging interest and a penalty.

  17. war27 says: Nov 17, 2011 10:50 PM

    He’ll be getting more fines, dropping his head and hitting sanchez in the back.

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