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Charles Woodson fined $15,000 for roughing Eli Manning

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Packers cornerback Charles Woodson has been fined $15,000 for a hit on Giants quarterback Eli Manning on Sunday.

On the play in question, Woodson came on a blitz and delivered a forearm to Manning’s head just after Manning delivered the pass. Woodson picked up a personal foul penalty.

The fine for Woodson was no surprise, as it was clearly a blow to the head. It’s the second fine of the year for Woodson, who was fined $10,000 for punching Saints tight end David Thomas in Week 1.

Also from the Packers-Giants game, Giants linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka was fined $7,500 for facemasking Packers tight end Jermichael Finley.

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  1. 2difshoe says: Dec 9, 2011 4:02 PM

    Merry Christmas !

  2. vanislebob says: Dec 9, 2011 4:03 PM

    Both of these fines are for actions that were much more dangerous than Suh stomping on an oppponents arm; where is the suspension for Woodson and the calls for season-long or lifetime suspensions, plus mandatory anger management?

    It’s interesting how almost all the media stick with the simplest and laziest journalism: Packers are a good story, play clean, small town, etc. Lions are out of control.

  3. stavreafavre says: Dec 9, 2011 4:04 PM

    But I thought the NFL never did anything that went against the Packers?

  4. charlesanakin says: Dec 9, 2011 4:05 PM

    So now that he’s a double repeat offender we should expect a suspension on the next cheap shot right?
    Oh wait…. He’s a Packet never mind.

  5. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Dec 9, 2011 4:07 PM

    Ridiculous. It was clearly unintentional. Let them play.

  6. rpiotr01 says: Dec 9, 2011 4:08 PM

    The penalty on Woodson was legit because he made contact, but it was a love tap. Not worth a fine but whatever.

    $7.5K for a facemask? Holy crapola. What a stupid league.

  7. deepseabreeze says: Dec 9, 2011 4:09 PM

    it doesn’t matter c wood is still rich and he’s still a beast

  8. jeffro859 says: Dec 9, 2011 4:10 PM

    That call was wrong. I remember Woodson was upset cause he put his forearm to his upper chest.

  9. chris6523 says: Dec 9, 2011 4:10 PM

    Also from the Packers-Giants game, Giants linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka was fined $7,500 for facemasking Packers tight end Jermichael Finley

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    Really? That’s the first I’ve heard of a penalty for facemask. It was a clear penalty, but didn’t appear to be intentional or malicious. What next, a $1,500 penalty for an illegal block in the back? $750 for illegal procedure?

  10. packfaninchitown says: Dec 9, 2011 4:11 PM

    Queue all the “Refs favor the Packers” drivel…

  11. purpleisreallypinkyouknow says: Dec 9, 2011 4:15 PM

    He had his hands up to try to block the pass and hit him in the head when he came back down….what a joke.

    That said, you have to stay off the head.

    Won’t be long until this league has a robot for a QB or puts him in a bubble.

    Comparing this to the Suh hit or even the dirty shot by Harrison last night on McCoy just shows how brainless some of you morons are….surprised your motor skills allow you to even breath and type at the same time.

  12. kidpresentable says: Dec 9, 2011 4:18 PM

    “Both of these fines are for actions that were much more dangerous than Suh stomping on an oppponents arm; where is the suspension for Woodson and the calls for season-long or lifetime suspensions, plus mandatory anger management?”

    The difference is intent. Facemasks happen as guys are reaching to grab anything they can on a ball-carrier. Woodson was trying to sack Manning and he got too high on him. Suh’s actions happened after the play when his victim was on the ground. Had Suh been chasing a ball carrier and Dietrich-Smith was on the ground and Suh stepped on him while chasing the ball-carrier, there wouldn’t have been a penalty, fine, or suspension.

    Also, both of these penalties occurred before the whistle, unlike the Lions who prefer to wait until after to commit their fouls.

  13. polishrod says: Dec 9, 2011 4:31 PM

    Yup, yup…. here come the Packer fans crying about how its everyone else’s fault.

    This guy punched another player after the whistle a few months back, he’s starting to get a reputation as a dirty player.

    I guess thats what happens when you get too old

  14. tdem232wi says: Dec 9, 2011 4:36 PM

    If more QB’s would sling the ball sidearm or even underhanded, they would offer pass rushers a really nice, low release point for them to aim at when trying to block passes and then no one would touch their heads on a follow-through.

  15. safetypolice says: Dec 9, 2011 4:41 PM

    This guy is a habitual offender and has been making hits like this throughout his career. If he isn’t a repeat offender I don’t know what is. Goodell should suspend him for the rest of the season. It’s the only way to get him to change his tackling style.”

  16. dellied says: Dec 9, 2011 4:42 PM

    Both of these fines are for actions that were much more dangerous than Suh stomping on an oppponents arm; where is the suspension for Woodson and the calls for season-long or lifetime suspensions, plus mandatory anger management?

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    LOLOLOL!

    You idiots that are talking about this fine as if it’s legitimate CLEARLY did not see the game. Even the announcers kind of chuckles about it – it was a terrible CALL let alone worth a penalty. The call should have stood simply because of the letter of the rule (you can’t even grazingly touch a QB’s helmet)

    … but it was CLEAR – and I mean as plain as day – that Woodson was jumping at the last second to deflect a pass. His momentum carried him forward and his forearm TOUCHED the helmet of the QB. The QB’s head didn’t even move.

    This is among the more laughable fines I’ve seen all year. Not the most laughable (some other teams have gotten dumber ones) but among the most laughable.

  17. dellied says: Dec 9, 2011 4:45 PM

    In fact, here’s a snapshot of the penalty in question

    http://ph.cdn.photos.upi.com/collection/upi/c241ee30991ffe7a4ccd98ea9bc5f2b1/Green-Bay-Packers-Charles-Woodson-gets-called-for-an-Illegal-Contact-penalty-on-New-York-Giants-Eli-Manning-at-MetLife-Stadium-in-New-Jersey_17.jpg

    Where is his forearm making contact with his helmet? His hand barely pushes against his helmet – I wish I could find a video online to show you morons how retarded this call was.

  18. packerhater says: Dec 9, 2011 4:51 PM

    Packers have the most overrated QB in the history of the game.All he does is throw 5-10 yard passes and the WR’S do the rest 90% of the time.Talk about inflating you’re QB ratings and your stats.

    Wonder when the Pack will play a team that is .500 or better and NOT missing their best player/players.Saints were without their #1 WR , Falcons without their #1 pass rusher , Lions without 3-4 stating defensive players including their #1 CB and DT and RB.Talk about overratted.

  19. polishrod says: Dec 9, 2011 4:53 PM

    Carl Gerbschmidt says:
    Dec 9, 2011 4:07 PM
    Ridiculous. It was clearly unintentional. Let them play.

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    Great logic. I think that was the same argument Donte Stallworth’s lawyer used a few years back, except it was “It was clearly unintentional, let him keep driving”.

    And what you actually meant was it LOOKED unintentional. Only the player knows what he actually intended.

    Perhaps you should sell your 1 share of Packers stock for some common sense?

  20. textexington says: Dec 9, 2011 4:53 PM

    12-0. Go Pack Go!!!

  21. packerbacker12 says: Dec 9, 2011 4:55 PM

    “Both of these fines are for actions that were much more dangerous than Suh stomping on an oppponents arm;”

    Suh stomped on a defenseless player while he was on the ground well after the play is over. But if you think that should take a backseat to what Woodson did, then you are clearly an idiot.

  22. southsideslasher says: Dec 9, 2011 4:56 PM

    Love all the packer haters, I remember when I was 11 and thought the refs were paid of and stupid crap like that grow up maybe some day your team will be undefeated

  23. jrmbadger says: Dec 9, 2011 5:01 PM

    The call was made because of the letter of the law (thou shalt not touch a qb’s helmet). However, Woodson was not at all trying to hit Eli in the head. Its one of those things that just happened.

    Comparing Woodson’s accidental tap of Eli’s helmet while the play was ongoing to Suh’s stomping of EDS after the whistle makes you look foolish.

    I realize you feel the media and maybe even the league are persecuting your franchise, but if you go on over to the NFC north blog at ESPN you’ll notice that Kevin Seifert does a nice job today of presenting you with the statistics that since Schwartz has been Head Coach – the Lions have the MOST personal foul calls in the league – (2nd place – the Raiders). So the media is off the hook – your perception of dirtiness isn’t a perception – its a reality. Statistically proven.

    Clearly there is a problem with your football team and not the media’s perception of it. Perhaps if you direct your anger to your coaches failure to recognize and deal with the problem you may find better results.

  24. gmen1987 says: Dec 9, 2011 5:05 PM

    Thank God for Commissioner Goodell.

  25. dellied says: Dec 9, 2011 5:13 PM

    Great logic. I think that was the same argument Donte Stallworth’s lawyer used a few years back, except it was “It was clearly unintentional, let him keep driving”.

    And what you actually meant was it LOOKED unintentional. Only the player knows what he actually intended.

    Perhaps you should sell your 1 share of Packers stock for some common sense?

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    Wrong. Just wrong.

    By your definition there should be no such thing as manslaughter or 2nd and 3rd degree murders. You absolutely can determine intent using evidentiary support besides having some magical mind-beam that allows you to read a player’s thoughts.

    How about you try using your eyeballs and watching the clip where it actually happened. It becomes clear to everyone (including the game commentators) that it was unintentional.

    Next!

  26. gcsuk says: Dec 9, 2011 5:43 PM

    dellied says: Dec 9, 2011 4:45 PM

    In fact, here’s a snapshot of the penalty in question

    http://ph.cdn.photos.upi.com/collection/upi/c241ee30991ffe7a4ccd98ea9bc5f2b1/Green-Bay-Packers-Charles-Woodson-gets-called-for-an-Illegal-Contact-penalty-on-New-York-Giants-Eli-Manning-at-MetLife-Stadium-in-New-Jersey_17.jpg

    Where is his forearm making contact with his helmet? His hand barely pushes against his helmet – I wish I could find a video online to show you morons how retarded this call was.
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    Soooooo, it’s OK to use a still picture when the call went against the Packers, but you CAN’T use a still picture to support the Jake Ballard TD/No TD? OK, thanks for clearing that up for us.

    A still picture does NOTHING in either instance. It does not show the follow through and final actions. It merely shows ONE instance in the whole action.

  27. dublindemonszfl says: Dec 9, 2011 5:47 PM

    All packers cheat, Woodson should be suspended for 4 weeks. The rampant cheating on this team has to be controlled. They give a bad name to quality organizations like the Raiders.

  28. jrmbadger says: Dec 9, 2011 6:16 PM

    packerhater says:
    Dec 9, 2011 4:51 PM
    Packers have the most overrated QB in the history of the game.All he does is throw 5-10 yard passes and the WR’S do the rest 90% of the time.Talk about inflating you’re QB ratings and your stats.

    Wonder when the Pack will play a team that is .500 or better and NOT missing their best player/players.Saints were without their #1 WR , Falcons without their #1 pass rusher , Lions without 3-4 stating defensive players including their #1 CB and DT and RB.Talk about overratted.
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    Wow…. I guess I have a new found appreciation for what Patriots fans deal with. Lots of people jealous of the Packers’ success. I wont even give such a poorly reasoned post an answer.

  29. gb4mn0 says: Dec 9, 2011 7:06 PM

    I love all this hatred toward the Champs. Please keep making fools out of yourselves. Especially all you purple excrement balls from MN and the kitty box droppings from Detroit.

  30. 12greaterthan4 says: Dec 9, 2011 7:17 PM

    packerhater says:
    Dec 9, 2011 4:51 PM
    Packers have the most overrated QB in the history of the game.All he does is throw 5-10 yard passes and the WR’S do the rest 90% of the time.Talk about inflating you’re QB ratings and your stats.

    Wonder when the Pack will play a team that is .500 or better and NOT missing their best player/players.Saints were without their #1 WR , Falcons without their #1 pass rusher , Lions without 3-4 stating defensive players including their #1 CB and DT and RB.Talk about overratted.

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    funny, I thought the west coast offense was about 5-10 yard passes, and yards after catch, thats how Montana did it…. it is fun to read all the jealous peoples comments on a great team, they obviously do not know what good football is nor do they appreciate it! losers!! GO PACK GO!

  31. bozosforall says: Dec 9, 2011 7:18 PM

    Dirtiest player in the NFL. Dirtest since Rodney Harrison.

  32. packerhater says: Dec 9, 2011 7:20 PM

    Prove me wrong.

  33. jimmer2372 says: Dec 9, 2011 8:56 PM

    Can we just put all QBs in pink bubble wrap with a flag football belt to boot?

  34. mikehockhurtz says: Dec 9, 2011 10:06 PM

    Didn’t hit him hard enough to straight out Eli’s lazy eye….

  35. jimmysee says: Dec 9, 2011 10:08 PM

    packerhater says:
    Dec 9, 2011 4:51 PM
    Packers have the most overrated QB in the history of the game.All he does is throw 5-10 yard passes and the WR’S do the rest 90% of the time.Talk about inflating you’re QB ratings and your stats.

    Wonder when the Pack will play a team that is .500 or better and NOT missing their best player/players.Saints were without their #1 WR , Falcons without their #1 pass rusher , Lions without 3-4 stating defensive players including their #1 CB and DT and RB.Talk about overratted.

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    It’s actually impossible to be “overratted” (sic) when you’re 12-0.

    Really. Get a life.

  36. packerfan1000 says: Dec 9, 2011 10:40 PM

    So now that he’s a double repeat offender we should expect a suspension on the next cheap shot right?
    Oh wait…. He’s a Packet never mind.

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    Dunt Dunt Da, Da Dunt Dunt Da! Go Packets Go!

  37. supersuckers3 says: Dec 9, 2011 11:14 PM

    “Wonder when the Pack will play a team that is .500 or better and NOT missing their best player”
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    They one the world championship missing 16 guys and as of to date haven’t lost a football game since this time a year ago. You are a jealous hater. Hate is not a recipe for anything other then suicide.

  38. jjv2012 says: Dec 9, 2011 11:17 PM

    packerhater says: Dec 9, 2011 7:20 PM

    Prove me wrong.

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    Here is one example, from the Thanksgiving game against Detroit. (from ESPN.com)

    Rodgers struggled in the first half going downfield, completing just one of five passes for 15 yards when throwing 11 or more yards downfield.

    But in the second half, Rodgers regained his touch, going 6-7 for 180 yards on throws of 11 or more yards, including a touchdown to James Jones, helping the Packers stretch their overall win streak (including playoffs) to a franchise-record 17 games.

    Rodgers was uncharacteristically off during the 1st half of the Lions game, but as you can see, did a little better in the 2nd half. Kevin Seifert at ESPN has covered this stat quite a bit this year and has pointed out how that Rodgers’s accuracy on deeper throws is what makes him stand out from other QBs.

    There are other specific stats concerning this exact issue, but why spend the time looking for them when you won’t believe them anyway.

  39. 52claymaker52 says: Dec 9, 2011 11:28 PM

    packerhater says:Dec 9, 2011 4:51 PM

    Packers have the most overrated QB in the history of the game.All he does is throw 5-10 yard passes and the WR’S do the rest 90% of the time.Talk about inflating you’re QB ratings and your stats.

    Wonder when the Pack will play a team that is .500 or better and NOT missing their best player/players.Saints were without their #1 WR , Falcons without their #1 pass rusher , Lions without 3-4 stating defensive players including their #1 CB and DT and RB.Talk about overratted.

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    That ‘overratted’ qb actually has better numbers when throwing passes over 10 yards than the passes 10 yards or less.

    But hey don’t let facts get in the way of a good argument.

  40. chuckydubs21 says: Dec 9, 2011 11:30 PM

    How about the FACT that Aaron Rodgers is third ALL TIME in yards per attempt average for his career. That’s yards the balk travels in the air to get to the receiver. Ahead of Brady, Montana, Favre, Elway, Manning.

    Suck it, you ignorant hater.

  41. catfishcrusader says: Dec 10, 2011 12:19 AM

    He is the vilest football player since Albert Pujols. Suspend him forever. Give him to the Angels.

  42. houndog50 says: Dec 10, 2011 12:29 AM

    vanislebob says: Dec 9, 2011 4:03 PM

    Packers are a good story, play clean, small town, etc. Lions are out of control.
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    Thank you bob, I couldn’t agree more!

  43. houndog50 says: Dec 10, 2011 12:37 AM

    Woodson didn’t hit Manning as hard as Pettigrew hit the Ref, What’s the problem?
    Here kitty kitty. Here kitty kitty.

  44. houndog50 says: Dec 10, 2011 12:48 AM

    packerhater says: Dec 9, 2011 4:51 PM

    Wonder when the Pack will play a team that is .500 or better?
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    Well, the Packers ARE guaranteed at least two games a year against a lousy team, the Lions are in the same division…………….

  45. truthserum4u says: Dec 10, 2011 4:16 AM

    Come on Packer fans, stop claiming he didn’t get him in the head or that it was a tap.

    He clearly hit him in the head. Intentional or not it’s a penalty and was correctly called.

    Now the fine? It really wasn’t a “blow” to the head, didn’t appear to be on purpose, so I really don’t think a fine is warranted.

  46. 13xworldchamps says: Dec 10, 2011 9:34 AM

    Dec 9, 2011 4:51 PM
    Packers have the most overrated QB in the history of the game.All he does is throw 5-10 yard passes and the WR’S do the rest 90% of the time.Talk about inflating you’re QB ratings and your stats.

    Wonder when the Pack will play a team that is .500 or better and NOT missing their best player/players.Saints were without their #1 WR , Falcons without their #1 pass rusher , Lions without 3-4 stating defensive players including their #1 CB and DT and RB.Talk about overratted.

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  47. 13xworldchamps says: Dec 10, 2011 9:43 AM

    Dec 9, 2011 4:51 PM
    Packers have the most overrated QB in the history of the game.All he does is throw 5-10 yard passes and the WR’S do the rest 90% of the time.Talk about inflating you’re QB ratings and your stats.

    Wonder when the Pack will play a team that is .500 or better and NOT missing their best player/players.Saints were without their #1 WR , Falcons without their #1 pass rusher , Lions without 3-4 stating defensive players including their #1 CB and DT and RB.Talk about overratted.

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    Wah Wah Wah, your restore the roar lions start off 5-0 and then go 2-5. Don’t blame the Packers or the refs because your teams been unable to keep up.

    Let’s see. The Packers were missing, Clifton, Sitton, Starks, Hawk, Bishop, and Collins.

    Stafford has played the whole seaso, I thought as long as stafford stayed healthy you guys had the superbowl in the bag.

    Injuries are the biggest part of this game, and if your managemant can’t fill the bottom third of the roster with replaeable talent don’t blame us.

    The Packers Motto is next man up, last year we had 17 on IR and still won the superbowl. Ted Thompson is the “BEST” GM in the buisness and it isn’t even close…….

  48. bowsandarrows44 says: Dec 10, 2011 2:02 PM

    @vanislebob

    Are you being disingenuous to be obnoxious, or do you have a mental disorder and really not see what the difference is.

    -Also people saying that Rodgers throws 5-10 yard passes: #1, he has the highest YPA in the league. #2, he has been throwing the ball shorter as of late because defenses have become terrified of his long ball and play deeper coverage.

  49. packerbacker12 says: Dec 10, 2011 3:14 PM

    “Packers have the most overrated QB in the history of the game.All he does is throw 5-10 yard passes and the WR’S do the rest 90% of the time.Talk about inflating you’re QB ratings and your stats.

    Wonder when the Pack will play a team that is .500 or better and NOT missing their best player/players.Saints were without their #1 WR , Falcons without their #1 pass rusher , Lions without 3-4 stating defensive players including their #1 CB and DT and RB.Talk about overratted.”

    Of course the wide receivers pick up most of the yardage. It’s their damn job, jackwagon. It’s the quarterback’s job to get the ball to them.

    I’m not sure why you are registered on a football-related site because you clearly don’t know anything about football.

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