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Jermichael Finley planning to appeal $15,750 fine

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Tight end Jermichael Finley has drawn some criticism for his blocking over the years from Packers fans and now the league has also added a critical voice.

As Finley explained in a tweet on Friday, the league took issue with the way he blocked Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs during last Sunday’s 19-17 Packers victory.

Finley was fined $15,750 for “unnecessarily striking a defenseless player in the head and neck area” when he blocked Suggs on a running play in the first quarter. Finley plans to appeal the fine for a block that went unpenalized during the game.

“I really don’t care about it, but just the fact that if it was a play where I was trying to do it, I’d take the fine, but I won’t take it,” Finley said, via Jason Wilde of

Packers guard T.J. Lang was not fined for drawing a personal foul when he shoved Ravens safety Matt Elam in the aftermath of Elam’s low hit on Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb, who suffered a knee injury that will keep him out for at least eight weeks. Elam was not fined either for a hit that’s legal under current NFL rules.

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27 Responses to “Jermichael Finley planning to appeal $15,750 fine”
  1. deltaoracle says: Oct 18, 2013 4:23 PM

    One of the few times that Finley laid the wood on someone and he gets fined. That sends the wrong message. Awfully nice of them not to fine Lang for that little push. I don’t think that one could have hurt Granny Goodwitch.

  2. thestrategyexpert says: Oct 18, 2013 4:27 PM

    This is going to affect his opening day stock price now that he is more risky for bigger fines in the future. Don’t transfer over your entire 401k to just one player now.

  3. contra74 says: Oct 18, 2013 4:44 PM

    What is it with this team? Never accountable for their own actions! The refs fault in Seattle, the fines arent right, whining about low hits, crying about not taking your food home with you at a buffet! Ok, the last one was McCarthy and Lacy but still…WHINERS!

  4. doctorrustbelt says: Oct 18, 2013 4:47 PM

    I heard that baltimore ravens terrell suggs called roger goodell’s New York office and cried about the hit.

  5. packerfanalways says: Oct 18, 2013 5:01 PM

    Hey contra74 you a bears fan or what? Go Pack Go!!

  6. rpiotr01 says: Oct 18, 2013 5:04 PM

    Let this be a lesson to Finley – next time, in the same situation, dive down and put your helmet on Suggs’ knee and exposed shin. That’s what the NFL wants you to do.

  7. thestiffonex2431 says: Oct 18, 2013 5:09 PM

    ridiculous fine. good, clean block. not jermichael’s fault suggs didnt see him coming

  8. beerbratscheese says: Oct 18, 2013 5:17 PM

    @packerfanalways, he HAS to be a Bears fan. A Vikings fan would be absolutely stupid to be trolling that much considering the state of their team.

  9. toonzes says: Oct 18, 2013 5:32 PM

    I feel Aaron coming to the rescue, … is that, is that the Championship Belt he’s flashing?? OMG , IT IS thank you Aaron for righting all of the wrongs in the NFL, what would we do without you?

  10. toonzes says: Oct 18, 2013 5:44 PM

    the Packers never commit penalties, Except for the DA penalty on Matthews for the obvious.

  11. tangysizzl says: Oct 18, 2013 6:16 PM

    So now pass rushing DEs are considered defenseless right after the snap? COME ON MAN!

    Hey Contra74 why don’t you go and “embrace the suck” as your moron of a DE Allen so eloquently put it.

  12. filthymcnasty1 says: Oct 18, 2013 6:21 PM

    I think the fine is evidence that Finley is taking his blocking assignments more seriously.

  13. emoney826 says: Oct 18, 2013 6:41 PM


    Who do you hope the vikings take with the 3rd overall pick in 2014?

  14. contra74 says: Oct 18, 2013 6:54 PM

    emoney826 says:
    Oct 18, 2013 6:41 PM

    Who do you hope the vikings take with the 3rd overall pick in 2014?
    Depends on if the packers accept our trade offer to move into that spot.

  15. toonzes says: Oct 18, 2013 7:25 PM

    I believe that offensive players should be fined more often, they have been given a free pass for too long, face masks, off. int., it’s ridiculous that it’s taken this long. hey Roger, you have to have both offense and defense for your paycheck to co ntinue, pull your head out!

  16. toonzes says: Oct 18, 2013 7:28 PM

    why would people want to build their college games on D when they have to pay to play in the NFL? it’s got to stop with the defensive players being hunted down for building the NFL.

  17. aa1829 says: Oct 18, 2013 7:34 PM

    When you get so many morons targeting a club with their inane crap, it usually means you are a great team that they envy. Almost all of your teams are no where as good as the Pack, you know it, and you lash out like a eight year old. Go Pack!

  18. GenXJay says: Oct 18, 2013 7:40 PM

    ShAaron is going to opine on this too. the premiere drama continues…

  19. woodyg says: Oct 18, 2013 8:23 PM

    Probably the only block he’ll make all season and he still can’t get it right.

  20. buyamericanonly says: Oct 18, 2013 9:04 PM

    another dirty play from America’s dirty, over rated team

  21. Carl Gerbschmidt says: Oct 18, 2013 11:30 PM


    Your banal trolling worked better when you weren’t on your third starting QB. And about to get spanked by an 0-6 team.

  22. axespray says: Oct 19, 2013 12:21 AM

    Suggs and the ravens were ran on by an oline everyone says sucks and a team everyone calls soft.


  23. truthserum4u says: Oct 19, 2013 2:06 AM

    aa1829 says: Oct 18, 2013 7:34 PM

    When you get so many morons targeting a club with their inane crap, it usually means you are a great team that they envy.


    Using that logic, the Vikings would be a great team since there are a ton of moronic Packer fans targeting them with their inane crap. Since we know that isn’t the case I guess that blows your theory about the Packers as well.

  24. c1md6 says: Oct 19, 2013 7:59 AM

    Finley decided to drop the appeal

  25. crownofthehelmet says: Oct 19, 2013 8:38 AM

    Reading all the bickering over the years, I assume tokyo, filthy, and contra are all the same person. She just has issues.

  26. footballrulz says: Oct 19, 2013 12:08 PM

    Contra claims to be a Viking fan but is actually a closet Packer fan. Actually he was originally a Favre fan but now that he has finally hung up his cleats Contra’s trying to find a new hero, er player for which he can “embrace the suck”. Hell he’s even on a discussion board at the Packers website.

  27. 2thguy says: Oct 19, 2013 12:28 PM

    The NFL is so exciting to watch now. Can’t block people, can’t tackle at shoulder pad level, can’t breathe on a quarterback, etc. I am super pumped to start watching coaches duke it out on madden every week on Sunday ticket! Guaranteed Belichick has a cheat code though.

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