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Lions’ Pettigrew fined $25K, Logan fined $7,500, Young not fined

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The trio of Detroit Lions who committed stupid after-the-play personal fouls on Sunday night all cost their teams 15 yards during the game, but they’ve received very different reactions from the league office.

Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew got by far the biggest fine of the bunch, having his paycheck docked by $25,000 for violating league rules prohibiting abusive conduct toward game officials. Pettigrew was going after Saints safety Roman Harper — not the official — on the play in question, but in his attempt to get after Harper he accidentally bumped the official who was getting between them, and that’s always a major no-no as far as the league office is concerned.

Lions return man Stefan Logan was fined $7,500 for unsportsmanlike conduct, because, the NFL said, “He unnecessarily flipped the ball to an opponent.”

Surprisingly, Lions receiver Titus Young was not fined for hitting Saints defensive back Malcolm Jenkins in the face. It’s hard to understand why flipping the ball at an opponent would result in a fine and hitting an opponent in the face wouldn’t, but then again NFL fines are often hard to understand.

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25 Responses to “Lions’ Pettigrew fined $25K, Logan fined $7,500, Young not fined”
  1. omystyles says: Dec 9, 2011 4:13 PM

    So a cheap shot late hit by Trent Cole that ended the season of Okung = $7,500, but pushing aside a ref = $25,000? I would love to be a fly on the wall in the NFL office as they discuss how much to fine these players.

  2. deepseabreeze says: Dec 9, 2011 4:17 PM

    he reminded me of orlando brown when he pushed triplette. except orlando brown’s shove was both warranted and hilarious

  3. thekiy says: Dec 9, 2011 4:19 PM

    Stiff penalty for Pettigrew who has never had any sort of issue like this.

    Next time he should just judo throw the ref, ending his season. That only costs $7,500.

  4. touchdownmypants says: Dec 9, 2011 4:20 PM

    I don’t understand why Pettigrew wasn’t ejected? Anyone?

  5. lionsfanatic84 says: Dec 9, 2011 4:24 PM

    Way to be consistent NFL, that being said those fines should be quadrupled and split among us true lions fans who are irrate about these stupid penalties costing us a possible huge win

  6. ike1973 says: Dec 9, 2011 4:24 PM

    Would it be so hard to have a little consistency in the handing out of these fines?

  7. noeffinway says: Dec 9, 2011 4:34 PM

    Hitting him in the face? LMAO….Logan simply pushed on his face mask. Hardly a hit to the face. geeeesh……

  8. primetime0552 says: Dec 9, 2011 4:44 PM

    touchdownmypants says:Dec 9, 2011 4:20 PM

    I don’t understand why Pettigrew wasn’t ejected? Anyone?

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    Ejected for what? He barely bumped a ref. This isn’t baseball….

  9. Sam Von Schamm says: Dec 9, 2011 4:46 PM

    The Patriots were slapped on their wrists for cheating their way to 3 titles. Goodell now fines or suspends anyone for anything in a phony effort to prove how tough he is. The only people dumb enough to buy his act are journalists.

    Goodell is a pathetic commissioner, and is quickly devolving into nothing more than a joke.

  10. jeffchadwick says: Dec 9, 2011 4:56 PM

    The NFL has had a couple chances in recent weeks to show some consistency in fines. The league blew it with Trent Cole; let’s see how they handle James Harrison.

  11. gmen1987 says: Dec 9, 2011 5:01 PM

    Sam Von Schamm says:
    Dec 9, 2011 4:46 PM
    The Patriots were slapped on their wrists for cheating their way to 3 titles. Goodell now fines or suspends anyone for anything in a phony effort to prove how tough he is. The only people dumb enough to buy his act are journalists.

    Goodell is a pathetic
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    Roger Goodell is the best thing that ever happened to the NFL. He has taken on the criminal element and culture of the NFL. He represents the silent majority of NFL fans.

    None of the Patriots Super Bowl wins occured under Commissioner Goodell’s watch.

    May God bless Commissioner Goodell, America, all law abiding people everywhere.

  12. touchdownmypants says: Dec 9, 2011 5:11 PM

    I just thought if you even touched a ref you get booted. Try not to look at this as Lions fan. It was a legitimate question. I didn’t know there were degrees of how hard you pushed refs? regardless of the sport, if you are stupid enough to push a ref, what do you expect?

  13. righton989 says: Dec 9, 2011 6:06 PM

    Goodoink is on Goofy Glue. The NFLPA missed it complelely by allowing a desk jocky to fine football players arbitrarily.

  14. phadedwun says: Dec 9, 2011 6:25 PM

    These fines are just getting confusing.

  15. tuckyous says: Dec 9, 2011 6:31 PM

    Seems like they’re gonna get fined regardless of what celebration they do. Might as well do the most ridiculous things you can think of like in the good ol’ pre-Goodell days

  16. jpeterson4743 says: Dec 9, 2011 6:42 PM

    “I just thought if you even touched a ref you get booted. Try not to look at this as Lions fan. It was a legitimate question. I didn’t know there were degrees of how hard you pushed refs? regardless of the sport, if you are stupid enough to push a ref, what do you expect?


    the ref came out after the game and said immedidatly he was a little in the wrong for putting his hands on pettigrew first. he also said pettigrew didnt have a clue it was him and tried to pull back his hand when he realized he was a ref and not a player….thats why he didnt eject him….thats probably why the fined him 25k for a first time offence they still wanted to drive home the point you cant EVER touch a ref even if it was kind of the refs fault.

  17. lionsfanatic84 says: Dec 9, 2011 6:58 PM

    Touchdownmypants:
    I’m a diehard lions fan, obviously, and I thought for sure pettigrew was gonna get booted, as the rules state you can’t touch an official. Apparently the official told the coaches that pettigrew thought the official was a saints player. I didn’t know officials were mind readers. But nonetheless he didn’t get the boot as he should have.

  18. sschmiggles says: Dec 9, 2011 7:22 PM

    Sam Von Schamm says:
    Dec 9, 2011 4:46 PM
    The Patriots were slapped on their wrists for cheating their way to 3 titles.
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    A $500,000 fine and losing a first round pick is your idea of a slap on the wrist?

    Frankly, punishing them for videotaping what is blatantly visible to 50,000+ fans every Sunday is one of the dumbest things I’ve ever heard of.

  19. beedubyatoo says: Dec 9, 2011 7:53 PM

    Goodell is a pathetic commissioner, and is quickly devolving into nothing more than a joke.

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    You’re 50% wrong Sam. Goodell is a pathetic commissioner, but he’s not devolving into nothing more than a joke. He”s been a joke for almost as long as he’s had the title of commissioner. No devolving here.

  20. tommytd says: Dec 9, 2011 9:07 PM

    And this is supposed to be one of the up and coming competitive teams in the NFL? Same old misfit Lions.

  21. hsteacher says: Dec 9, 2011 10:00 PM

    Sorry, but Pettigrew made an aggressive move towards a ref. He should have been ejected.

  22. woodyg says: Dec 9, 2011 11:04 PM

    Fans just don’t get it ……. All players have to do is not only know the rules but abide by the rules ….. Although the amount of each fine is nearly impossible to digest or understand, I agree with them ……

    No need to allow the NFL to evolve into the NHL …… Or you can just check out MLB ……. The criminal element in baseball is not allowed on the field …… If it happens …… Stiff fines & suspensions ….. It works there …..

  23. demo1984 says: Dec 10, 2011 12:27 AM

    I am not a fan of Goodell because the league under his watch is becoming the pansy league.
    BUT for all you Goodell bashers out there, HE IS NOT THE ONE HANDING OUT FINES. The commisioner appoints a director of player personel and he notifies the player that they have been fines, the player then as a certain amount of time to appeal the fine to the commisioner.

  24. asublimeday says: Dec 10, 2011 2:56 AM

    Ah, the Detroit kittens. Still a punch line.

  25. asublimeday says: Dec 10, 2011 2:59 AM

    Lionsfanatic84,

    I very much enjoy you rationalizing your team’s filthy play week-in and week-out. Far more hilarious has been the increasingly desperate and defensive nature of your comments as playoff relevancy slips further and further away.

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