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Corey Liuget doesn’t want Hugh Thornton fined for late hit


San Diego Chargers defensive tackle Corey Liuget and Indianapolis Colts guard Hugh Thornton played together at the University of Illinois.

However, it didn’t stop Thornton from delivering a late hit against Liuget late in the fourth quarter of the Chargers’ 19-9 win over the Colts on Monday night.

The play brought a 15-yard unnecessary roughness penalty on Thornton. Liuget hopes that’s the only penalty Thornton gets for the play.

I don’t want him to get fined,” Liuget said, via Michael Gehlken of theĀ San Diego Union-Tribune. “That’s still my (friend). … We spoke after the game. It was fine. He told me it wasn’t anything intentional, and we brushed it off. We’re fine.”

Trent Richardson dropped a screen pass from Andrew Luck but had the ball hop back into his hands off the bounce. Liuget was chasing down Richardson from behind and Thornton came from the middle of the field to delivered a blind side blow to Liuget, knocking him to the turf as the whistle finally sounded to blow the play dead.

Thornton could be fined as much as $21,000 for the play if the league determines Liuget was a defenseless player on the play.

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5 Responses to “Corey Liuget doesn’t want Hugh Thornton fined for late hit”
  1. f0rem4n says: Oct 16, 2013 11:22 PM

    I just don’t understand the fines. Throw a flag, eject a player, suspend him in an extreme situation.

    Bring back the USFL or XFL.

    Michigan Panthers anyone?

  2. bearwithjetpack says: Oct 16, 2013 11:33 PM

    As a Chargers fan, it’s obvious the hit wasn’t malicious at all. Thornton was just playing through the play because he didn’t realize the pass was dropped.

    Penalize it in the game and move on.

  3. noeffinway says: Oct 16, 2013 11:49 PM

    How about from here on out all the fines for personal fouls are handed out by the player that was hit? It’s up to him if he wants a fine issued or not, let the league set the amount. That way it stays on the field.

  4. richmondbolt says: Oct 17, 2013 12:08 AM

    Nor should he be. Getting sick of hearing so and so has been fined $7,234 for hit on so and so.

  5. sdcameron says: Oct 17, 2013 12:48 AM

    You have to love that in a player who was on the end of the hit

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