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Fight doesn’t lead to fine for Quintin Demps and Kevin Elliott

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For those who think the NFL is inconsistent in the way it dishes out fines, here’s another piece of evidence.

Texans defensive back Quintin Demps and Jaguars receiver Kevin Elliott got into a fight on Sunday, but the NFL didn’t fine either one of them.

It’s not clear why the scuffle didn’t draw a fine (or a penalty flag). It wasn’t as bad as the infamous Cortland Finnegan-Andre Johnson battle, but it was still a skirmish between two players that the referee had to step in and break up.

For all the relatively minor offenses that the NFL docks players’ paychecks for — from choreographed touchdown celebrations to wearing the wrong color shoes — you’d think getting into a fight that the referee has to break up would merit some sanction. But not in this case.

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5 Responses to “Fight doesn’t lead to fine for Quintin Demps and Kevin Elliott”
  1. endzone says: Nov 23, 2012 8:03 PM

    Inconsistency is the NFL’s most powerful means of control.

  2. tjb9935 says: Nov 23, 2012 11:06 PM

    If you saw the play it was obvious Elliott started it?

  3. htowntexan says: Nov 23, 2012 11:26 PM

    Joking right? This happens on nearly every play in every game. Give it a rest. Stop trying to stir the pot.

  4. chattanola says: Nov 24, 2012 12:19 AM

    Slowly, these post facto fines the NFL is doling out (or not in this case) in such an inconsistent manner have increased in number.

    And they’re now discussing no blocking/hitting below the waist? Soon the referees will have so much to watch for that they just as soon leave it for the game reviewers to catch. What a mess.

  5. joetoronto says: Nov 24, 2012 4:40 AM

    Hockey fights are the best by far.

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