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Lions’ Tony Scheffler concussed, Packers’ Jerron McMillian fined

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Lions tight end Tony Scheffler has a concussion, and Packers defensive back Jerron McMillian has been fined for giving it to him.

McMillian told FOXSportsWisconsin.com the NFL fined him $15,000 for hitting Scheffler. McMillian was leading with his shoulder, not his head, but it was still an illegal hit because Scheffler was in a defenseless posture and McMillian hit him in the head.

McMillian, who has previously complained that the NFL picks on the Packers when it comes to fines for hits, said after his latest fine that he has no plans of changing the way he plays.

“Not at all,” McMillian said. “Just have to keep playing. Hopefully when they go back and look at the tape, they’ll change their mind about it.”

Scheffler has now suffered three concussions in his four years with the Lions, and coach Jim Schwartz says he’s concerned.

“The concern with Scheffler is he didn’t manifest symptoms until two days after,” Schwartz said. “Even on Monday he didn’t have headaches or any of the other symptoms. When he came to work Tuesday we saw it. That’s why it’s so hard to diagnose these things. . . . Any time you get a concussion, whether it’s your first, third, you bounce back quickly or you don’t, it’s always a concern.”

Missing Scheffler would be another blow to a Lions passing game that is also without Nate Burleson because of a broken arm, and possibly without Calvin Johnson because of a bad knee.

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20 Responses to “Lions’ Tony Scheffler concussed, Packers’ Jerron McMillian fined”
  1. zappa69 says: Oct 11, 2013 8:33 AM

    Why has GB coaching staff been teaching bad tackling? Cheap shot’s shouldn’t be allowed and their staff should be fined for teaching it.

  2. mavajo says: Oct 11, 2013 8:33 AM

    “Not at all,” McMillian said. “Just have to keep playing. Hopefully when they go back and look at the tape, they’ll change their mind about it.”

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    WHAT? How do these clowns STILL not understand the rules? YOU CAN’T HIT A DEFENSELESS DUDE IN THE HEAD – THIS ISN’T DIFFICULT.

    Like the rule or not, it’s really not difficult to understand. I’m flabbergasted that these guys still don’t get it – it’s preposterous.

  3. gb4mn0 says: Oct 11, 2013 8:36 AM

    Schwartz should be fined for impersonating an NFL coach. You can’t believe the POS claims that Scheffler didn’t show signs of having a concussion till Tuesday. Pure and simple he’s covering his ass for playing Scheffler after the hit. Plus it draws some attention away from the Lions reputation for dirty play.

  4. jeffchadwick says: Oct 11, 2013 9:18 AM

    gb4mn0 says:
    Oct 11, 2013 8:36 AM
    Schwartz should be fined for impersonating an NFL coach. You can’t believe the POS claims that Scheffler didn’t show signs of having a concussion till Tuesday. Pure and simple he’s covering his ass for playing Scheffler after the hit. Plus it draws some attention away from the Lions reputation for dirty play.
    _________________________
    Thank you for the valuable insight, Dr. gb4mn0, I presume?

  5. obsessedvikingfan says: Oct 11, 2013 9:19 AM

    McMillian, who has previously complained that the NFL picks on the Packers when it comes to fines for hits, said after his latest fine that he has no plans of changing the way he plays.

    ____________________
    WHAT?

    There is a short list of teams that get Babied by the NFL and the Green and Gold are on that list.

    Don’t give me the fail mary play. It was replacement refs. The regular refs give GB more breaks than any team.

  6. mack2x says: Oct 11, 2013 9:30 AM

    Sit Scheffler and let’s see what we have in Fauria.

  7. mack2x says: Oct 11, 2013 9:36 AM

    gb4mn0 says:
    “Plus it draws some attention away from the Lions reputation for dirty play.”

    LOL yeah, I’m sure that was his plan. Funny you talk about the Lions “dirty play” in a story about a green bay player getting fined for an illegal hit.

  8. muskyhunter2542 says: Oct 11, 2013 9:39 AM

    Payback for Finley and Lacey!!!

    Just Kidding

  9. themike31 says: Oct 11, 2013 9:41 AM

    I hated this call on the field, because it wasn’t dirty or malicious at all. McMillan was just a little out of position (common for him) and caught the head while trying to make a play.

    I get that it’s the rule, but to call it a dirty hit is nuts.

  10. dlions18 says: Oct 11, 2013 9:59 AM

    Enter Fauria

  11. hurricanes88 says: Oct 11, 2013 10:04 AM

    It is inevitable that a story about a Packer being fined for a dirty hit on a Lion will generate a comment about how dirty the Lions are.

  12. lionsdraftguy says: Oct 11, 2013 10:10 AM

    You mean to tell me the NFL’s most favored team had someone get fined??? WOW!!

  13. sgtdiver says: Oct 11, 2013 10:20 AM

    @gb4mno

    It’s not Schwartz or the team that has to clear him. That would be an independent on-field trainer to monitor game-day head trauma…

  14. pftusedtobemorefun says: Oct 11, 2013 10:21 AM

    Was there a flag on this play?

  15. whatjusthapped says: Oct 11, 2013 10:22 AM

    For all the Viking trolls and others who did not see the play, the ball was thrown to a spot where Scheffler had to leave his feet to catch it, McMillian also had to move to try to break it up and Scheffler’s head fell into the path of McMillian. By all appearances, McMillian aimed for the body but at full speed and no time for reaction, ended up hitting Scheffler’s helmet.

    That’s why McMillian is stated that he has no intention of changing the way he plays. His intent and aim were clearly at the center of Scheffler and plays like this happen.

  16. mn1288 says: Oct 11, 2013 10:38 AM

    ObsessedVikingFan – Show us where GB gets babied by the NFL. Especially against the Redskins where twice in a row, GB didn’t receive the helmet to helmet calls, which were blatant, yet Meriweather gets fined 50k+ after he knocks even himself out.

    Know the game before being biased.

  17. johny101010 says: Oct 11, 2013 11:18 AM

    There is two sides to every story:
    Side 1 : It’s football. people running full speed will hit each other on the head from time to time

    Side 2: 15 k fine for a brain injury but 100k for a push on the hip? The F in NFL sure as hell didn’t stand for fair.
    Good luck to Tony and hope he is back on the field soon but football is football and people will get hurt.
    Lions fan here

  18. skittlesareyum says: Oct 11, 2013 11:27 AM

    WHAT? How do these clowns STILL not understand the rules? YOU CAN’T HIT A DEFENSELESS DUDE IN THE HEAD – THIS ISN’T DIFFICULT.

    Like the rule or not, it’s really not difficult to understand. I’m flabbergasted that these guys still don’t get it – it’s preposterous.

    _____________________________

    If you think it’s easy to tell when a player is defenseless you should look into a job as a referee.

  19. funktron2x says: Oct 11, 2013 4:34 PM

    I think gb4mn0 just set a record for most ignorant and stupid comment by a GB fan. And that’s saying something, given the regularity of idiocy coming from that camp.

  20. axespray says: Oct 12, 2013 2:06 AM

    obsessedvikingfan says:
    Oct 11, 2013 9:19 AM
    “WHAT?
    There is a short list of teams that get Babied by the NFL and the Green and Gold are on that list.
    Don’t give me the fail mary play. It was replacement refs. The regular refs give GB more breaks than any team.”
    ————————————
    Yep – 20 some years ago, the nfl up and decided “Let’s give all the good calls to the Packers” – totally nothing to do with good drafting, awesome players – flop franchises for division rivals… it’s all just the refs, except those times viking/bear fans tell us it totally wasn’t cause of the refs (Cards facemasking Rodgers/Fail Mary)…Do patriot fans have to put up with this much whining drivel from Jet/Dolphin/Bill fans?

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