No fine for Jeremy Lane after ejection

AP

Seahawks cornerback Jeremy Lane was ejected from the team’s Week One loss to the Packers after officials said he threw a punch at Packers wide receiver Davante Adams during an interception return in the first half of the game.

Replays of the incident showed no clear punch from Lane, which led to widespread criticism of the officials’ decision to throw Lane out of the game. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll was one of the critics and said that he was “anxious” to hear the league’s explanation for the call.

We don’t know the results of that conversation, but we do know that the league handed down no additional discipline to Lane. According to multiple reports, Lane was not fined by the league as a result of the play.

Packers tight end Martellus Bennett was fined $9,115 for shoving Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright after Bennett took exception to Wright hitting Aaron Rodgers after Rodgers dove headfirst at the end of a scramble.

54 responses to “No fine for Jeremy Lane after ejection

  1. Was Davante Adams fined? How about the two packer db’s who mugged Graham? It really isn’t good enough to “not fined” an innocent…he was thrown out of the game based on something the ref didn’t see.

  2. Obviously I’m a Packer fan. I was surprised at the ejection because I didn’t see a punch. What I saw was 2 players who committed personal fouls, Lane and Adams. The push in the back was awfully close. I wouldn’t of called it. Seattle got screwed, I’ll admit it.
    But there’s this thing they call KARMA. I remember a game in SEA a few years back where the Packers got screwed, right ? Remember ?? Just sayin’ ……… KARMA !!

  3. Adams should have been fined for the face mask & starting the “fight”
    The ref should be fined or severely docked for making such a bad call

    The TD that was called back may or may not have led to a Seattle victory, but it certainly would have changed the dynamic of the first half!
    That is undisputed

  4. TheVikingsHaveHowManySBTrophys? says:
    September 15, 2017 at 4:52 pm
    Obviously I’m a Packer fan. I was surprised at the ejection because I didn’t see a punch. What I saw was 2 players who committed personal fouls, Lane and Adams. The push in the back was awfully close. I wouldn’t of called it. Seattle got screwed, I’ll admit it.
    But there’s this thing they call KARMA. I remember a game in SEA a few years back where the Packers got screwed, right ? Remember ?? Just sayin’ ……… KARMA !***********
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    The “fail mary” was called correctly. look up the hundred or so articles written about it.

  5. “Throwing a punch,” is pure semantics. It’s easier to say than; “Held opponent on the ground while retaliating for a face mask tug and pressed his forearm on the players throat for a sustained period of time with intent to physically harm and while taking advantage of his leverage and position.”

  6. The instigator never gets flagged. It always the retaliator. Some players learn this lesson. Some are slower.

  7. dukeearl says:
    September 15, 2017 at 4:58 pm
    TheVikingsHaveHowManySBTrophys? says:
    September 15, 2017 at 4:52 pm
    Obviously I’m a Packer fan. I was surprised at the ejection because I didn’t see a punch. What I saw was 2 players who committed personal fouls, Lane and Adams. The push in the back was awfully close. I wouldn’t of called it. Seattle got screwed, I’ll admit it.
    But there’s this thing they call KARMA. I remember a game in SEA a few years back where the Packers got screwed, right ? Remember ?? Just sayin’ ……… KARMA !***********
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    The “fail mary” was called correctly. look up the hundred or so articles written about it.

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    Yup, all written by Seahawks fans. smh

  8. “Did the ref who ejected him….and the other who called “illegal block in the back” get fined? They should have!”

    No….the officiating team received their “bonus” consisting of unmarked bills in paper bags……

  9. dukeearl says:
    September 15, 2017 at 4:58
    The “fail mary” was called correctly. look up the hundred or so articles written about it.
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    Except for the refs totally ignoring the obvious and flagrant push-off committed by Tate to clear space for himself. Except for that.

  10. Go ahead everyone. Whine and complain. It won’t matter. The game is over. Continue to have delusions that the NFL for some reason wants to make sure that the team from the smallest market in the entire NFL wins games. Right or wrong about the calls, it just makes you look silly and pathetic. So carry on. We will wait to see what complaints you have next week.

  11. Ok Cheese heads, your failmary crying Card has officially expired.I don’t want to hear another word about it. You all just sound like whinny sore losers everytime you get favors from the zebras from here out….’remember that one time….way back when the replacement refs gave us a loss??’ No wonder Viking fans can’t stand you.

  12. The NFL welfare kids (Packers) count on this stuff to win. Just ask the Lions. The Central Division knows when you play the Packers you need to overcome bad calls at crucial points of the game.
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    That’s funny because the last victory MN had against the pack (week 2 last year) only happened because a ref called a phantom pi against a linebacker who never touched the MN receiver. This took the vikes from a punting situation to a 1st and 10, this allowing them to run out the clock. Of course you guys don’t whine like this when it goes in your favor. Cowboy up son, this stuff happens in the NFL.

  13. It’s not that Lane retaliated or that he “pressed his forearm on the players throat for a sustained period of time.” It’s that it didn’t happen at all. No punch. There was a forearm on the guy’s chest.

    The rules call for an ejection after a second occurrence, although a player can be ejected the first time if the punch or forearm is “flagrant.” This was so un-flagrant that ESPN, NFL.com. and Sports Illustrated said it never happened at all. If experts cam claim it never happened at all, then it certainly was not flagrant enough to command an ejection on the first offense.

    The issue is that the referee was John Parry who let the AFC Wild Card game last year between Pittsburgh and Cincinnati get away from him. He was making up for it here.

  14. Obviously a HUGE Seahawks fan here. Despite the numerous bad calls that went against the Hawks… I still think the Packers win the game.

    Add 4 more points for the touchdown that was called back, then add four more points for the Graham mugging in the endzone… quick math, carry the one… yes = 8 more points. add to the 9 that were scored = 17 points. Packers had 17 points.. and could have kicked a field goal at the end of the game.

    But, had Lane not been ejected, perhaps the Hawks hold them to a lower score. We’ll never know. But I think that A-A-ron did just enough to be better than the Hawks that day. Tip the cap, move on and hopefully get another shot in the Playoffs.

  15. Please get your facts straight. Wright didn’t hit Rodgers “after” Rodgers dove. He hit Rodgers WHILE he was diving. Totally different!

  16. TheVikingsHaveHowManySBTrophys? says:
    September 15, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    Obviously I’m a Packer fan. I was surprised at the ejection because I didn’t see a punch. What I saw was 2 players who committed personal fouls, Lane and Adams. The push in the back was awfully close. I wouldn’t of called it. Seattle got screwed, I’ll admit it.
    But there’s this thing they call KARMA. I remember a game in SEA a few years back where the Packers got screwed, right ? Remember ?? Just sayin’ ……… KARMA !!

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    And when you whine about Fail Mary you make our point. Fail Mary was in 2012–five years ago. That is the last time you can point to a significant call that went against you. Long-ago bad calls are easy to remember when you haven’t had any since.

    For teams playing the Packers, a bad call in favor of the Packers seems to happen virtually every week.

  17. stellarperformance says:
    September 15, 2017 at 5:12 pm
    dukeearl says:
    September 15, 2017 at 4:58
    The “fail mary” was called correctly. look up the hundred or so articles written about it.
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    Except for the refs totally ignoring the obvious and flagrant push-off committed by Tate to clear space for himself. Except for that.

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    Living in past is what packer fans do. Can’t remember the packer poster who went back to some guy named Jim Taylor to make make a point about karma.

  18. tjacks7 says:
    September 15, 2017 at 5:19 pm
    Little Aaron is on pace of 16 TDs this year. So adorable watching him running around out there trying to play football.
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    So glad he annoys you! That’s great! I like it!

  19. after watching the play, and watching it zoomed in slow mo, Lane did not have his forearm against the packer receiver’s throat. He had it against the receiver’s chest pads but near the throat. And it all started when the receiver grabbed Lane’s facemask and twisted it trying to hurt lane’s neck. Should have been personal foul on Adams and no call on Lane. That call and the call on Avril negating the pick six completely changed the landscape of the game. It was complete BS.

    With that said you have to do enough to win despite bad calls.

  20. It was a horrendous call. I’m not a member of either team’s fan-base, but I was watching. “Seattle got screwed over on that one,” is how I put it at the time. I couldn’t believe they ejected Lane. First because he didn’t do anything warranting ejection, and second – even if he had – ejections are so incredibly rare that seeing one is almost shocking.

    Even so, this is just a (particularly egregious) example of the bad or missed calls that happen in every game, every week, to every team. Complaining about the refs is a pastime probably older than the game itself, but it has never once changed the outcome of a game after the fact. If one bad call is enough to make a team lose, then maybe they should’ve played better for the other 59 minutes minutes and 50 seconds.

  21. Seahawks fans are climbing the ladder and are nearing the top of the biggest crybabies in the NFL.
    They moan and groan about the call and ejection of Lane as if that’s the only bad call that happened in that game. The so-called pass interference on Graham was not called and shouldn’t have been called because the pass was out of the end zone and therefore un-catchable. Graham would have had to be 10 feet tall to get that one.
    They also leave out that there should have been off-setting penalties on the play where Bennett pushed down one of their players after he clearly speared Rodgers when he dove down after running for a first down. I saw two or three other calls which weren’t made which could have been made on the Seahawks, too.
    So, in spite of your whining, the officials did not cost you that game. And even if they had, it would serve you right.
    The bottom line is, the Packers totally dominated the time of possession in that game and their defense totally controlled the line of scrimmage and pressured Wilson the whole game. He was their whole offense, and that was on two runs he made.
    Seattle lost because they got caught subbing and Rodgers threw a TD on the play. Rodgers did not have the best game he has ever had, but he clearly made the big plays when he needed to, unlike Wilson.
    So — quit your crying and whining, Seahawks fans. And if you want to feel better, go back and watch the “Fail Mary” game and see the scab officials hand that game to your Seahawks when everyone in the world knew the Packers had intercepted the ball and won the game.
    That call was memorable for two reasons — it was the worst call in the history of the NFL regular season, and it forced an immediate settlement with the real officials and they were brought back to work the next week’s games.
    Jon Gruden still says he can’t believe that official made that call. He said it was worse than the “tuck rule” game he lost when he was coach of the Raiders.
    The Seahawks have an excellent defense, now that their best player Earl Thomas is back. But their offensive line is one of the worst in football, and that’s why they have no chance to win anything this year. Mike Daniels was in your backfield so much he looked like he was your RB.
    Finally — hope you loved Eddie Lacy’s performance against the Packers. He had said he was going to score and do a Lambeau Leap. Well, he had 5 attempts and gained 3 yards. The only leap he did was when he tried to steal someone’s cheeseburger in the stands.

  22. ammarradhi says:
    September 15, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    Refs doing things in favor of the packers……wow this never happens
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    Seahawk fan crying when things don’t go their way….wow, this never happens.
    Remember – the 12th man is a key to their success…as long as it’s a parole officer.

  23. What? No fine? Pack can says he should get a 4 game suspension for that vicious fore arm to the should pad area. Seahawks got lucky on that one huh. Wright also should be banned for 2017 after hitting Erin on a headfirst running play. Seattle got off easy.

  24. The league’s decision to not fine Lane indicates that they agree he did nothing wrong. This is the NFL’s way of admitting that the ref blew it.

  25. Pack can says he should get a 4 game suspension for that vicious fore arm to the should pad area
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    I’ve literally ot seen one packer fan claim it was a good call. Not one. Put up or shut up.

  26. Little Aaron is on pace of 16 TDs this year. So adorable watching him running around out there trying to play football.
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    What happened to all the clever trolls? This is ariani level work here. You guys need to elevate your game.

  27. With that said you have to do enough to win despite bad calls.
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    Every team going going into Lambeau knows this. Every team. Every coach. Every player. Every fan.

    Frankly teams should just be prepared to outplay the refs too.

  28. Game is over, it is what it is. I’m a Hawks fan and at least happy to see the league didn’t make it worse by robbing Lane fine money. We shouldn’t have let ourselves be in a position to let the zebras or a few bad calls lose us the game. Pack won, on to the next.

  29. They should allow coaches to challenge these kinds of calls. It is a 15 yard penalty and sometime ejection from the game, and therefore often a game changing call. People will argue that this call may be one of those game changers.

  30. Without the refs, the Pack misses the play offs the past two seasons. Why they help GB get in to the play offs when everyone knows they will choke in the play offs anyway is a mystery. They are a below 500 team using their QB and Refs to disguise all their weaknesses. Even Erin Rodgers know this and uses any opportunities to snap the ball as teams try to change defenses and any other tricks he can think of to gain an advantage because he knows without those plays they’d be sub 500.

  31. Lane was made an example of what not to do, even though his didn’t do it. Referees should make a public apology to Lane & the Seahawks organization. Being secretive only disenfranchises the team and the fans.

  32. What comes around goes around. Packers will get theirs. It’s okay, I’m not worried about GB… no chance they win the division this season. It’s gonna be Minnesota or Detroit.

  33. Bad call, bad ejection but not why they lost the game. Seattle’s performance on offense is what lost the game.

  34. Not only that but the pack only scored 17. 0 in the first half. Did you hear how quiet it was?

    Russell is stripped at the 5 yard line so GB only has to run a run play to score (not arod)…and the other TD happened during a substitution where Rogers resorted to that kind of trickery yet again.

    That’s it…only 2 TDS. 1 was given to them and the other was catching the defense off guard during a sub.

    Not exactly impressive and I am sure the Hawks would like another opportunity. Nothing was proven that day other than the ref was blind/paid off.

  35. Hawks fans shouldn’t complain about this….. They will, they shouldn’t…..Seattle has benefitted from some of the most memeroarble ref calls in recent memory…..

    1) Fail Mary
    2) No Call on the amonday night Football vs Detroit when ball was clearly illegally batted out of bounds with a ref staring right at him.
    3) inexplicable no call on Richard Sherman’s pass interference on Julio Jones.
    And others !

    Those 3 calls, or no calls DIRECTLY led to Seattle wins…..

    So please Hawk fans…..let this go.

    You won’t…..but you should.

  36. I think it’s great that haters actually, sincerely, wholeheartedly believe a conspiracy exists that directly benefits the Packers. Hilarious! I wouldn’t think small-mindedness of that variety would be admitted aloud. I’m all for adding any troubling condition to further affect their weakened state-of-mind. If it contributes to making their shallow lives just a little more miserable, heck, I’d pay off the referees myself if it were possible.

    They should be glad stupid isn’t painful.

  37. Not sure the referees are conspiring to help the Packers win. That doesn’t pass the smell test. But, as a Packer fan, if it’s true, I’ll take it.

  38. allight59 says:
    September 15, 2017 at 10:06 pm
    Without the refs, the Pack misses the play offs the past two seasons. Why they help GB get in to the play offs when everyone knows they will choke in the play offs anyway is a mystery. They are a below 500 team using their QB and Refs to disguise all their weaknesses.
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    You should be a fiction writer with all of those stories. And the Chupacabra is terrorizing Mexico and UFO’s have abducted Elvis, he isn’t really dead.

  39. nyneal says:
    September 15, 2017 at 6:33 pm
    ‘Seahawks fans are climbing the ladder and are nearing the top of the biggest crybabies in the NFL.’

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    Man, people are easily influenced…
    …you should keep in mind at least half the complaints you’re reading aren’t coming from Seahawks fans.

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