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Cox not fined for flipping, stepping on Finley

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49ers cornerback Perrish Cox, who somehow avoided a conviction for rape in 2011, somehow avoided a fine for knocking Packers tight end Jermichael Finley to the ground and then perhaps accidentally (or perhaps subtly) stepping on Finley’s lower leg.

The league office advised PFT that Cox wasn’t fined not knocking Finley down and then applying a cleat to Finley’s leg while walking away.

In all fairness to Cox, Finley got a little aggressive before Cox flipped Finley, pressing his knees/legs into Cox’s back.

We realize that it’s football, but Cox should be a little more coy.  Accused of impregnating a woman who had passed out in his apartment two years ago, a jury in Denver acquitted Cox even though:  (1) he denied in an interview with police having sex with the woman; and (2) Cox’s DNA matched the DNA of the fetus that was growing in the victim’s uterus.

Cox still faces a civil lawsuit for his alleged conduct.  But he won’t have his legal defense fund diminished in any way by the league office for the interaction with Finley.

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23 Responses to “Cox not fined for flipping, stepping on Finley”
  1. sictransitchris says: Sep 15, 2012 1:25 PM

    I really don’t know why you would think anybody would deserve a fine for that minor scuffle anyway, probably just a good excuse to bring up Cox’s scummy past.

  2. jibberator says: Sep 15, 2012 1:41 PM

    It seemed like an accident to me, they were both in the moment looking for a call/celebrating.

  3. thegaterecords says: Sep 15, 2012 1:41 PM

    The media hates the 49ers; too bad they’re winning the Super Bowl this season…

  4. niners816 says: Sep 15, 2012 1:42 PM

    If you actually watch it you’ll see that Finley started it. Doesnt matter though, the Niners still won!!!

  5. wbauer02 says: Sep 15, 2012 1:43 PM

    Everytime Cox is mentioned you bring up the criminal history that he was found NOT GUILTY of. Criminally he didnt do what he was convicted of. That fact of the matter was Finley intentionally walked into him. And the cleat was unintentional. Get over it!

  6. hendeeze says: Sep 15, 2012 1:55 PM

    Finley should have been fined for trying to mount the back of Perrish’s helmet.

  7. realfann says: Sep 15, 2012 1:57 PM

    The more interesting “no fine” was the helmet first head butt than Gore took after he had scored his TD.

    A very dangerous cheap shot that seemingly both the refs and the league office missed.

  8. iam6thatthatiam says: Sep 15, 2012 2:00 PM

    I agree waste of a article to write about. Bring up his past… low blow.

  9. milkcan44 says: Sep 15, 2012 2:02 PM

    It wasn’t his leg, it was his ankle while in a position that could be twisted.

  10. hansenbrothers says: Sep 15, 2012 2:15 PM

    As a Packers fan, cox didn’t deserve a fine. Finley was playing it up.

  11. pop562 says: Sep 15, 2012 3:02 PM

    Finely tea bag cox, any man would fight back if he was getting tea bagged.

  12. csilojohnson says: Sep 15, 2012 3:04 PM

    I guess it couldnt have been real rape or else she wouldnt have gotten pregnant. Amazing what these rich children get away with. Freedom dwells in the hands of those who can afford it.

  13. qmizzle says: Sep 15, 2012 3:18 PM

    Boo on you for trying to draw a parallel between what he was found innocent for and this non story

  14. homelanddefense says: Sep 15, 2012 3:18 PM

    I dont see how his criminal history is relevant to that play. Yet 2/3 of the article is about the crimes

  15. ceadderman says: Sep 15, 2012 3:29 PM

    If anyone should be fined it would be Finley who INTENTIONALLY gave Cox the business at the end of the play.

    I don’t like Finley. Dude is a punk. There was no call for that. Argue your case with the Refs but the contact after the play was straight up punk. If that’s how the man plays the game I hope he ends up on the wrong side of the business every time. He was only trying to get Cox out of the game cause he couldn’t beat him on the field.

  16. discosucs2005 says: Sep 15, 2012 3:39 PM

    If you watched the play you’d have seen that Finley was trying to pull the old “walk over” trick. Cox was just quick enough on the uptake to stand up and get Finley with some instant payback. A ref threw a flag (well, a hat) but another ref who had been looking at the whole situation was seen visibly waiving him off.

  17. mendenhallfumblemachine says: Sep 15, 2012 4:00 PM

    Stop with the cox legal stuff please. Seriously he went through a trial and was found not guilty, he was not convicted, stop bringing it up.

  18. purpleguy says: Sep 15, 2012 6:03 PM

    Given his semi-obnoxious nature, Finley’s probably one of the few NFL players that the league deems it okay to stomp.

  19. nightreaver111 says: Sep 15, 2012 7:38 PM

    If anything, Finley should have been flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct for stepping OVER Cox and keening him in the back as he was trying to get up. I like Finley more than Cox, but that was low-class.

  20. goldenperspective says: Sep 15, 2012 8:56 PM

    It is funny you don’t mention rape every time Big Ben comes up in an article. He has two instances you could bring up.

  21. tatum064 says: Sep 16, 2012 12:11 AM

    He was intentionally trying to induce an unsportsman-like call in a close game which the refs were leaning to the Pack on constantly – but they were beaten physically, mentally and scoreboard-wise.

    Of course, it didnt help that Pack receivers were dropping TD passes, either.

  22. jchuber says: Sep 16, 2012 8:27 AM

    Just about everything in tyrant godell reign of terror against the players could be described as
    “arbitary and capricious.”

    Hopefully, after the next CBA he will be selling beer and hot dogs to nfl fans.

  23. axespray says: Sep 16, 2012 10:17 PM

    tatum064 says:Sep 16, 2012 12:11 AM
    “He was intentionally trying to induce an unsportsman-like call in a close game which the refs were leaning to the Pack on constantly”

    So all those obvious false starts that the 49ers offensive line got away with and those pass interferences their defensive backs got away with along with the phantom roughing the passer call on Clay Matthews mean the Packers still had the refs on their side now?
    smh… haters ain’t even using logic anymore.

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