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Yeremiah Bell, Darnell Dockett each fined $15,750

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The Cardinals came back to beat the Buccaneers last weekend and they did it despite a pair of personal fouls that the NFL deemed worthy of $15,570 fines.

PFT has confirmed with the league that both safety Yeremiah Bell and defensive tackle Darnell Dockett were each hit with fines for infractions in the 13-10 victory. Bell was flagged for hitting Buccaneers tight end Tim Wright with a helmet-to-helmet hit in the second quarter of the game. The penalty helped set the Bucs up for a field goal and a 10-0 halftime lead.

Dockett was fined for a horse-collar tackle on running back Doug Martin in the third quarter. That was Dockett’s first personal foul of the quarter. He picked up a second one for taunting after a one-yard run by Martin.

The Cardinals couldn’t score points on either of those drives, however, and Arizona was able to rally for a win that makes it a little easier for Bell and Dockett to swallow the loss of cash.

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7 Responses to “Yeremiah Bell, Darnell Dockett each fined $15,750”
  1. bennyb82 says: Oct 4, 2013 3:44 PM

    I wonder how the NFL decides to fine or not fine a hit. There are helmet to helmet hits every week that do not get fined…and then there are ones that do get fined. I am confused…

  2. cardsfann1 says: Oct 4, 2013 3:47 PM

    I usually am not for appeals when players file them but on both of these I would!!! Bell’s hit was clean as can be! Should not have been flagged much less effing fined! Dockett’s was not the classic horse collar tackle. Really sad to see how the game is officiated now days…

  3. clssylssy says: Oct 4, 2013 4:06 PM

    Interesting that Dashon Goldston wasn’t suspended for his helmet hit on Cardinals receiver Jaron Brown even though he was penalized….a helmet hit is a helmet hit and that’s BS!

  4. crisper57 says: Oct 4, 2013 4:33 PM

    The Cardinals couldn’t score points on either of those drives, however, and Arizona was able to rally for a win that makes it a little easier for Bell and Dockett to swallow the loss of cash.

    Since AZ was on defense for both those drives, are we really surprised they didn’t score on either one?

  5. truths4all says: Oct 4, 2013 4:35 PM

    Let’s be realistic. The NFL has to use their worst officials somewhere in some game each week and teams like the Cards and Bucs get those feeble minded officials all of the time.

    When the Cards or the Bucs play a “good” team (one that finds favor in the NFL power structure) then the good officials find ways to call everything questionable in the “good” team’s favor and everything bad (unless its so blatant the TV cameras catch it out in the open) against the lowly regarded teams. Anyone who follows the Cards, Jags, Raiders, Bucs, and other losers can attest to the validity of these one sided calls.

    Unfortunately for the Cards after Warner left, all goodwill, respect, and status Warner built up in the Cards Super Bowl run and ascension to the upper crust was flushed away by Rod Graves and Ken Whisenhunt while the Bidwills stood ineptly by and let those clowns run the franchise into the bottom (what other franchise would offer a low-low-ball contract to Warner forcing him to go to the 49ers to be wined and dined before the Bidwills ordered Graves to re-sign their franchise QB at all cost?) of the NFL. Today, the Cards are still in the bottom group where many in the NFL hierarchy believe that’s where they belong.

    Just hang on, cuz those bad calls from bad officials are gonna keep coming this weekend for the bottom teams. Guaranteed!!!

  6. onebucplace says: Oct 4, 2013 4:56 PM

    clssylssy says:
    Oct 4, 2013 4:06 PM
    Interesting that Dashon Goldston wasn’t suspended for his helmet hit on Cardinals receiver Jaron Brown even though he was penalized….a helmet hit is a helmet hit and that’s BS!

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    Oh God, shut-up. He didn’t get a fine because the ref blew the call, he hit him with his shoulder in the chest. Period.

    The refs screwed you all early in the game and they screwed us late in the game. They’re worthless union scum that deserve to be fired, period.

    Regardless on if we can agree on that or not one thing everyone can agree with, Greg Schiano screwed every Bucs fan.

  7. wilsonwillbreaku says: Oct 5, 2013 11:35 AM

    Can’t believe they fine horse collar tackles…isn’t a 15 yd penalty enough? What’s this league coming to?

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