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Von Miller fined $25,000 for hit on Mark Sanchez

Mark Sanchez, Von Miller AP

Florio asked Broncos pass rusher Von Miller on NBC SportsTalk last week whether he expected a fine from the NFL after his hits on Mark Sanchez during Thursday Night Football.

Miller said he wasn’t worried and would respect whatever the league decided.

“Shoot first and ask questions later,” Miller said.

Well, Miller shot first and will pay some money later. Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News reports Miller was fined $25,000 for hitting Sanchez in the chest with his helmet.  (Not the play pictured above.)

It was Miller’s second fine this year, which led to a higher pricetag.

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20 Responses to “Von Miller fined $25,000 for hit on Mark Sanchez”
  1. ghostfacenoah says: Nov 25, 2011 2:31 PM

    Money well spent. I doubt Miller would take it back, the feeling of crushing the opposing QB, especially Sanchez, has to feel great for a linebacker.

  2. tdrizzle74 says: Nov 25, 2011 2:42 PM

    was he even flagged? this whole “red light camera” approach the NFL takes on fining defenders on plays where a flag wasn’t even thrown is lame…Ray Lewis said it best, let’s just throw a dress on the QB and call it good.

  3. descendency says: Nov 25, 2011 3:02 PM

    I know it’s an expression, but I hope he doesn’t get in trouble for the “shoot first” comment.

    In our over sensitive world today – that might make something think he will actually shoot someone.

  4. profootballgossip says: Nov 25, 2011 3:11 PM

    We’re about 5 years away from switching quarterbacks to two-hand touch rules.

  5. chilomane says: Nov 25, 2011 3:20 PM

    I know they make a lot of money ,but Really?

  6. backindasaddle says: Nov 25, 2011 3:20 PM

    He should not have been fined for his hit on Sanchez. It was a clean hit and no flag was thrown on the field for it either. The reason for the fine is that it was too violent and too big for the new image conscience league. It’s turning into a league run by image consultants and corporate liability lawyers….all to the master plan of Roger Goodell. Just about every real NFL fan I speak with regarding the penalties/fines related to clean, but violent, hits are not happy about it. The gruff, violent, blood & spit nature of football is in fact a very large part of its appeal to begin with. The morons running the show now are trying to remove that…THAT which is intrinsically woven into the fabric of the game itself and THAT which is a part of the very essence of the game itself. Clean hits should not be penalized nor should players be fined for them….no matter how big and no matter how violent.

  7. drgfri says: Nov 25, 2011 3:26 PM

    Yet no fine for Sanchez hitting on High School girls? Cruel cruel world…….

  8. packers31steelers25 says: Nov 25, 2011 3:36 PM

    I would pay $25,000 to smash Sanchez

  9. nyhealingpoints says: Nov 25, 2011 3:45 PM

    Miller spear headed Sanchez with the crown of his helmut. The only reason it wasn’t called is that the game was in Denver and the refs are naturally far more protective of quarterbacks who are regarded as stars or elites.

    And I don’t think it makes the league exciting or classic to want to have Players safety in jeopardy. I guess I am in the minority by I don’t get entertained from seeing players hurt. If it was your quarterback you might think differently, certainly if it was your son or family member. A classic take down shoulder/ arm tackle is beautiful football and the point is to down the Player, not ruin his life. It certainly doesn’t make you a tough guy to want other people to be in danger so you can talk tough on blogs. No matter how much they get paid, there is no calculations on human life.

  10. bspurloc says: Nov 25, 2011 4:03 PM

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    he should be suspended for the SPEAR into the back of sanchez and it being a late hit….

    that was worse than Suh stupid stomp.

    it was a purposeful act… if he is so great why does he feel the need to spear a dude who doesnt even know he is about to be hit

  11. bspurloc says: Nov 25, 2011 4:09 PM

    tdrizzle74 says: Nov 25, 2011 2:42 PM

    was he even flagged? this whole “red light camera” approach the NFL takes on fining defenders on plays where a flag wasn’t even thrown is lame…Ray Lewis said it best, let’s just throw a dress on the QB and call it good.

    u obviously didnt watch this game. it was a LATE hit it was an ILLEGAL spear into his kidneys. why wasnt it flagged? ask the refs they screwed up.

  12. pynflfan says: Nov 25, 2011 4:41 PM

    Sanchez is a little girl and miller put himself in more danger than he did Sanchez so it should be up to the player to decide if the hit is dirty- no fines

  13. mkporter says: Nov 25, 2011 5:06 PM

    u obviously didnt watch this game. it was a LATE hit it was an ILLEGAL spear into his kidneys. why wasnt it flagged? ask the refs they screwed up.

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    “u” obviously didn’t read the article. He got fined for the earlier hit from the front, not the shot he put on from the back.

  14. war27 says: Nov 25, 2011 5:13 PM

    war27 says: Nov 18, 2011 12:14 AM

    Von Miller should have 30k+ in fines coming after this game.

    64

    198

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    stop hitting late and stop dropping your head.

  15. denverdave3 says: Nov 25, 2011 6:09 PM

    I use to be ambivalent about the fines, but I have grown to hate them They discourage good players from playing defense and just encourage more pass-ball.

    Football should not all be about the passing game. but in the last few years we so worship QB’s we have made it against the rules to hit them above the shoulders, below the knees and now “in the chest”.

    If a defender cannot hit the QB in the helmet, he has to bend over. That means they have to lead with their heads and helmets, hence this nonsense

  16. broncsfan72 says: Nov 25, 2011 6:28 PM

    You qb safety guys are the reason the nfl is getting soft. I guess Von should hit his air brakes next time. If you cannot handle being hit don’t play football. They should fine the Jets offensive line for letting Sanchez get hit on almost every play.

  17. bspurloc says: Nov 25, 2011 9:17 PM

    “u” obviously didn’t read the article. He got fined for the earlier hit from the front, not the shot he put on from the back.

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    There is no point to read the article.
    the SPEAR to the back was a late hit and an illegal hit, if that wasnt part of the decision then there is a serious problem with these dudes eyes.

  18. f16fighterjet says: Nov 25, 2011 10:49 PM

    Sanchaz released the ball and got speared in the back. If you think it’s not a big deal let me throw a 3 pound bowling ball into your back, when your not looking, and we see how fast you pop back up k.

  19. war27 says: Nov 26, 2011 7:25 AM

    James Harrison has got flagged and fined for a play exactly like the spear in the back Miller did.

  20. ruckthefaiders says: Nov 27, 2011 3:12 PM

    I bet you never cheered when Derrick Thomas or Neil Smith smoked Elway in the back seconds after he released the ball right???

    war=hypocrite

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