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Alex Boone fined $7,875 for retaliating against Alameda Ta’amu

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49ers guard Alex Boone was not thrilled when Cardinals defensive tackle Alameda Ta’amu’s foot wound up in his facemask after the two tangled during a play in last Sunday’s 32-20 49ers win.

Boone was seen on camera yelling “he kicked me in the f—ing face” while 49ers players and coaches tried to calm him down on the sideline, but Boone’s reaction on the field was enough to get him fined by the NFL. Boone retaliated against Ta’amu and was flagged for a personal foul as a result, setting the stage for a $7,875 fine.

Boone expressed remorse for his reaction earlier this week because it could have hindered his team’s chances to win. While he regrets the response, he said he plans to appeal the fine.

“Of course. I didn’t do anything wrong,” Boone said.

Ta’amu was not penalized on the play, although that doesn’t mean he won’t also be fined.

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8 Responses to “Alex Boone fined $7,875 for retaliating against Alameda Ta’amu”
  1. alldonesmith says: Oct 16, 2013 5:44 PM

    The penalty I can see, but a fine is ridiculous.

  2. theauger says: Oct 16, 2013 5:55 PM

    If you throw a punch, headslap, whatever you want to call it & expect to be fined.

  3. i, flounder says: Oct 16, 2013 5:56 PM

    i wish they’d start fining people who beg for a pass interference flag after almost every play. i’m looking your way tom brady, and almost every wide receiver.

  4. jeffnfl says: Oct 16, 2013 6:06 PM

    He clearly took a cheap shot at Ta’amu after the play, swiping at his face. So he got his faced stomped. Don’t want problems? Don’t start problems, and don’t complain when you get retaliated on. Watch the video.

  5. glenuendo says: Oct 16, 2013 6:08 PM

    Here’s to Ta’amu getting a fine also.

  6. buyamericanonly says: Oct 16, 2013 6:27 PM

    suh would be thrown out of the league for kicking a guy in the face, Alameda Ta’amu is a dirty player

  7. realitycheckbaby says: Oct 16, 2013 10:14 PM

    Why isn’t Crybaugh telling him to bring knuckles?

  8. jpbenson1 says: Oct 17, 2013 5:50 AM

    Unfortunately Alex Boone got fined. The referee is not throwing the flag on what caussed the incident. Only the end result. The nfl is finding players for everything. Because they lost a big class action lawsuit for concussions. They are going to get their money back. Players need to think more before they react. No harm No foul No fine.

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