The league office fined Ravens safety Ed Reed more than $100,000 this season for helmet-to-helmet hits.
Reed isn’t happy about it, and he made that abundantly clear in a Thursday interview in New Orleans.
“If you’re just somebody who is upstairs just wearing a suit who is just fining people and stuff like that for the wrong things; we’re policing the wrong things,” said Reed, per J. Michael of CSN Baltimore. “I really don’t know what to say about our commissioner, honestly. It’s probably more him and his staff that came up with the things that we’re being fined for. It’s not just Mr. Goodell. I think he needs more help at the fining process and not just have do-boys that want to please you.”
In addition to Reed’s fines, teammate Bernard Pollard was fined “several times” throughout the 2012 season, including for a hit on Patriots receiver Wes Welker in the AFC Championship Game.
“It’s just bad on how the game has been policed this year and the process that we’ve been through on the lockout with us, the lockout with the referees, come on man it was all a joke,” Reed added. “I thought you could really get situated, but they are the ones who make all the money and doing nothing.”