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Thursday night fight nets more than $15,000 for league charities

Jared Allen, Donald Penn AP

Last Thursday night, the post-play fracas between Vikings defensive end Jared Allen and Bucs left tackle Donald Penn provided one of the rare moments in which it appeared that the home team could maybe reverse the shellacking they were observing from Tampa Bay.

They didn’t.

But the belated good news is that the grabbing and pulling and possible hurting of necks results in a pair of fines, which will add to the league’s involuntary charitable contributions.

Per the league office, Allen and Penn each received a fine of $7,875 for grabbing an opponent by the facemask.  Allen’s helmet was lost in the kerfuffle, which didn’t cause him to back down.

He also emerged with a wicked cut on the nose, which could be one of those things that never has time to heal and flows blood every week, a la Chuck Cecil.

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19 Responses to “Thursday night fight nets more than $15,000 for league charities”
  1. gregm5s7 says: Nov 2, 2012 5:58 PM

    Donald Penn was playing him pretty dirty. Jared Allen gets fined for not backing down.

  2. dugganmt says: Nov 2, 2012 6:02 PM

    I’m confused…so they have a fist fight, and they fine them for grabbing a facemask?

  3. xplicitpits says: Nov 2, 2012 6:07 PM

    Didn’t something similar happen at practice between Kalil & Allen?

  4. thegreatgabbert says: Nov 2, 2012 6:12 PM

    Jared sticks his nose where it doesn’t belong again.

  5. mrhurriicane says: Nov 2, 2012 6:26 PM

    thegreatgabbert says: Nov 2, 2012 6:12 PM

    Jared sticks his nose where it doesn’t belong again.
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    Did you watch the game? Penn was the instigator and got beat for a sack on the next play because he angered one of the best pass rushers in the NFL.

  6. purpleguy says: Nov 2, 2012 6:29 PM

    Other than AP’s run, that was the only entertaining thing about the game.

  7. 6kings says: Nov 2, 2012 6:30 PM

    Penn was the only one that threw anything close to a punch. I thought it was funny how Allen could hold off the much bigger Penn with one hand on the facemask. It reminded me of what I used to do to my little brother…

  8. ducksk says: Nov 2, 2012 6:41 PM

    Allen has a bloody nose, bruised ego and fat mouth.

  9. bubbasmithguy says: Nov 2, 2012 6:49 PM

    Clearly Penn was the instigator and should have had the bigger fine. So I guess you can’t defend yourself at all if someone takes a cheap shot at you. NFL is a joke.

  10. onebucplace says: Nov 2, 2012 6:53 PM

    Allen got manhandled the entire game outside of one play, pretty much like the Vikings team as a whole, easily the most overrated team in the NFL this season.

    Also the play calling on the Bucs side on that play after was flat out dumb, every other game the entire year they call a screen or a draw in that situation, that time they decide to do a 15 step drop. Otherwise the Bucs ran right at Allen all night and look at the huge game Martin put up. Overall, much like the “fight”, Penn got a decisive victory.

  11. xplicitpits says: Nov 2, 2012 7:20 PM

    Jared Allen is great! Great character guy! All pro player. Just think he got frustrated by Penn & that’s why the altercation happened like it did in practice with Kalil, Allen’s teammate!

  12. zn0rseman says: Nov 2, 2012 8:02 PM

    So let me get this straight…

    Penn grabs Allen’s facemask and won’t let go, Allen grabs his and then Penn rips Allens off, and punches Allen in the face drawing blood, and the NFL fines them both the same amount?

    Say what?!?

  13. threedeep1998 says: Nov 2, 2012 8:14 PM

    Most overrated team this season? D’oh k!

  14. pack13queens0 says: Nov 2, 2012 8:21 PM

    I was at the game and it looked like Jared Allen instigated this fight. He runs his mouth and plays a very dirty brand of football. He deserves a suspension. I feel bad for Donald Penn, he shouldn’t even have been fined considering he was just minding his own business.

  15. thetokyosandblaster says: Nov 2, 2012 10:05 PM

    We know Jared Allen is dirty.

    I don’t know why anyone would try defend him.

  16. edenprairieballer says: Nov 3, 2012 1:10 AM

    pack13queens0 says:
    Nov 2, 2012 8:21 PM
    I was at the game and it looked like Jared Allen instigated this fight. He runs his mouth and plays a very dirty brand of football. He deserves a suspension. I feel bad for Donald Penn, he shouldn’t even have been fined considering he was just minding his own business.
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  17. winstonpark says: Nov 3, 2012 1:25 AM

    Who cares about a sack if you can’t provide constant pressure? Allen got manhandled by Penn all game, and left the game leaking out of his face. Take your 1 sack because that is all you’re worth. OVERRATED!!

  18. scooter7777777 says: Nov 3, 2012 2:18 AM

    This is what the NFL should do with those fines, and every other fine for the month of November:

    The NFL should add up every fine for the month, and not only donate that to storm relief, but either double or even triple the amount and donate that as well. So if the fine amount totals $1 million, the league kicks in 2-3 millon.

    A small price to pay for a noble gesture (not to mention a great PR move).

  19. pack13queens0 says: Nov 4, 2012 11:49 AM

    edenprairieballer says: Nov 3, 2012 1:10 AM

    Thank you for spending money at the dome and supporting the Vikings! I also have some Viking stock in case you are interested.
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    I was actually supporting the Buccaneers. I never have nor ever will cheer for the Vikings.

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