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A.J. Hawk, James Ihedigbo fined $15,750 for hitting with crown of the helmet

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Packers linebacker A.J. Hawk got a note from the league this week and it wasn’t wishing him good luck in the playoffs. 

PFT has confirmed with the league that Hawk has been fined $15,750 for striking a defenseless receiver with the crown of his helmet during the Packers’ 33-28 victory over the Bears last weekend. Hawk was not penalized for the hit on Marquess Wilson in the fourth quarter of the game.

 

Ravens safety James Ihedigbo doesn’t have a playoff game to look forward to, but he received the same fine as Hawk. Ihedigbo hit Bengals wide receiver Marvin Jones in the fourth quarter of Baltimore’s 34-17 loss. Ihedigbo was penalized for the play during the game. 

Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict was penalized for unnecessary roughness in the same game and cornerback Adam Jones was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct as well. Neither player was fined by the league. 

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19 Responses to “A.J. Hawk, James Ihedigbo fined $15,750 for hitting with crown of the helmet”
  1. shaunypoo says: Jan 3, 2014 6:46 PM

    What? You mean that completely innocuous hit by Burfict that shouldn’t have been flagged to begin with didn’t merit a fine? Color me shocked.

  2. aldante66 says: Jan 3, 2014 6:51 PM

    Hawk hit someone? Never

  3. bengalskuta82 says: Jan 3, 2014 6:53 PM

    Speaking of Vontaze. WOW! From undrafted to star. What a story

  4. jc1958cool says: Jan 3, 2014 6:55 PM

    it’s daaaaaaaaa bears how about a daaable check on that hit! lol

  5. thehatefulnerd says: Jan 3, 2014 7:00 PM

    When speaking of Hawk, “hit” means “get dragged for 5 yards,” right?

  6. donttrip22 says: Jan 3, 2014 7:03 PM

    Who determines the price they have to pay? Murray a running back hits with the crown of his helmet and is fined 21,000 and Hawk 15,750 for the same type of hit just like the NFL to be so inconsistent

  7. MichaelEdits says: Jan 3, 2014 7:12 PM

    I miss Craig “Ironhead” Heywood.

  8. slowboater1 says: Jan 3, 2014 7:12 PM

    Ihedigbo led with is shoulder, hit Jone’s shoulder and Jone’s helmet came down on impact. Let me see. No head, no knees, no shoulder or you get fined. What a great business model for the NFL.

  9. jayniner says: Jan 3, 2014 8:18 PM

    I wonder what the current NFL would have done to Ronnie Lott……arrested for attempted murder for his hits?

  10. footballchic777 says: Jan 3, 2014 9:07 PM

    Burfict got screwed on that call. Totally bogus! And I never did see why they flagged Jones. Neither deserved fines, so why mention it? I hope they take it to the Chargers this week!

  11. leatherface2012 says: Jan 3, 2014 10:36 PM

    i thought the packers never did anything wrong

  12. bearssuck says: Jan 3, 2014 10:59 PM

    Man Gooddooooosh is killing this league.

  13. crownofthehelmet says: Jan 3, 2014 11:51 PM

    Burfict got another unnecessary roughness penalty? Rodney Harrison 2.0, Merriweather 3.0

  14. germanflats13a38 says: Jan 4, 2014 12:33 AM

    I don’t remember Lott hitting with the crown of the head or diving at knees. YouTube search found plenty of highlights of Lott giving forearm shivers to the middle of the back, form tackles in the gut, or plays on the ball.

  15. boldgreenandgold says: Jan 4, 2014 12:44 AM

    Hawk…hit? No…

  16. smartestpackerfan says: Jan 4, 2014 12:45 AM

    Does “Hawk” and “Hit” really belong in the same sentence together with out a “smashed by” in the middle?

  17. dino2997 says: Jan 4, 2014 1:31 AM

    Hawk wasn’t penalized on the play?!? The Packers in two games against the Bears this season received a total of ONE penalty. They’re obviously a disciplined team. The league surely must have made a mistake with this fine. An appeal is definitely warranted.

  18. stellarperformance says: Jan 4, 2014 7:10 AM

    Just teach high schoolers how to tackle properly. Start there.

  19. twobluegills says: Jan 4, 2014 8:15 AM

    Everyone knows that A.J. Hawk is as stand up guy and unfortunately he isn’t known for his vicious hits, because he is not capable of them. I think the NFL is tarnishing their reputation with the greedy practices like this and the blackout rule. Just another example of capitalism and the corporate greed while sticking it to the people whor are actually makng you the money.

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