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Cameron Wake avoids penalty, but not fine

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The NFL offices took care of disciplining a couple of players that the league’s officials decided not to penalize during Week 12 games.

Steelers cornerback William Gay was fined for plastering Browns quarterback Jason Campbell in the head with a hit that somehow avoided being penalized by an officiating crew that presumably has at least a passing familiarity with the league’s rulebook. Dolphins defensive end Cameron Wake finds himself in a similar predicament.

Wake delivered a blow to Panthers quarterback Cam Newton’s chin on the first play of the day, leaving Newton spitting up blood while the game went on without any penalty to Wake. The league disagreed with referee Scott Green’s crew belief that Wake’s hit fell within the rules and has confirmed with PFT that the Dolphin pass rusher has been fined $15,750 for roughing the passer.

Newton remained in the game and led the Panthers to a 20-16 comeback victory, making Wake’s fine insult added to insult.

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9 Responses to “Cameron Wake avoids penalty, but not fine”
  1. pisano says: Nov 29, 2013 4:16 PM

    Look out this Sunday Geno, you could be next on the hit parade.

  2. bsizemore68 says: Nov 29, 2013 4:24 PM

    How about the non call in the game when there was a helmet to helmet hit on Miami receiver which cause the ball to be drop, with out the helmet hit we think it would have been a touch down, of course there was no call and the zebra was right there. Bill

  3. whoisrdymlz says: Nov 29, 2013 4:25 PM

    The “illegal-hit-that-was-not-a-sack-and-would-have-been-a-penalty-if-the-ref-could-have-seen-it” parade? Sounds awesome.

  4. Johnny Bench Called... says: Nov 29, 2013 4:32 PM

    It’ll be interesting to see if Kuechly is fined for his hit on Matthews in the endzone just before the end of the first half. He got away with one on that play. It was a great hit, but in today’s NFL, that was a clear penalty. The refs showed their collective cluelessness on that play.

  5. jc327 says: Nov 29, 2013 4:39 PM

    Now fine Kuechly please. His hit to Marshall in the back of the end zone was worse.

  6. rjkilla says: Nov 29, 2013 6:07 PM

    lukes hit was all forearm…take your homer glasses off. also the refs were awful in this game for both teams

  7. blazophoto says: Nov 29, 2013 6:09 PM

    The changed call on Kuechly was a “game changing” call as opposed to Wake’s hit.

    Also a lot more obvious!

    To not add a fine would be adding insult to injury!

    But anyone that really follows the Dolphins knows we’ve been getting absolutely shafted by atrocious calls all year!!…literally!!

  8. cgarsmoker says: Nov 29, 2013 9:59 PM

    Miami fans are such cry babies…..You benefited from not getting penalized on the Cam hit….and you got a free first down on a dropped pass going out of bounds.

    BTW…..no fines were levied on any Panther player because no illegal hits happened after the league reviewed the game.

  9. gsb333 says: Nov 30, 2013 10:59 AM

    All legal hits.

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