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Kareem Jackson fined twice after last week’s game

Jarius Wright, Kareem Jackson AP

Last Sunday was a costly day for Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson.

The Texans lost to the Vikings, costing them a shot to clinch a first round bye in the playoffs, and Jackson wound up owing the league $26,250 for a pair of infractions that drew fines from the NFL offices. The first was a $5,250 fine for wearing his socks too high and the second was a $21,000 slap on the wrist for a hit on Vikings wide receiver Jarius Wright.

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that Jackson was fined for hitting Wright too high while the Vikings rookie was trying to come up with a catch during the game. Jackson wasn’t penalized for the hit during the game, but the league obviously felt he should have drawn a yellow flag in addition to the FedEx envelope they sent his way during the week.

Jackson has turned in the best season of his three-year career with the Texans, including his first career touchdown on a 63-yard interception return against the Titans in Week Four.

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9 Responses to “Kareem Jackson fined twice after last week’s game”
  1. mrbigass says: Dec 28, 2012 12:56 PM

    Socks too high? I swear I read this stuff coming out of the NFL and it makes my head explode.

    The NLFPA did a gigantic suck job for the players and it shows…..

  2. bovice23 says: Dec 28, 2012 12:56 PM

    That hit Reed got fined for was nothing compared to the one Jackson layed on Wright, straight helmet to helmet and it’s a joke that it was not called during the game.

  3. macwomack says: Dec 28, 2012 1:03 PM

    5k for socks? Is this the leagues plan to deal with all the lawyer bills Mara is creating by admitting collusion?

  4. 8to80texansblog says: Dec 28, 2012 1:16 PM

    Wow…. Goodell has made this league extremely profitable and will eventually kill the league.

    A fine for sock “being to high” what a joke.

  5. gochargersgo says: Dec 28, 2012 1:24 PM

    Does this money actually go to charity? Imagine this money was donated to education or something productive?

  6. rob0527 says: Dec 28, 2012 1:28 PM

    5 grand for socks. Don’t all players wear there socks high. Now we know why it’s called the No Fun League.

  7. crazybeardedjack says: Dec 28, 2012 1:44 PM

    Everyone ripping the NFL for the ridiculous sock fine should ask Drew Brees and the other NFLPA reps for an explanation. They brokered the “deal,” after all.

  8. richcranium2112 says: Dec 28, 2012 2:23 PM

    The sock fine was only $2K less than the totally cheap helmet to chin shot Brandon Browner laid on Greg Jennings in the ‘Fail Mary’ game.

    NFL fine system makes no sense.

    D(uh) Smith should give the union back their money.

  9. nananatman says: Dec 28, 2012 3:13 PM

    For wearing his socks too high!? For real?

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