Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis is not happy with what he heard from the league, about something they heard.
“As a 13yr vet that honestly tries to play the game of football the way it’s supposed to be played! I can’t imagine that this freakin’ tackle would cost me $48,620!” Davis wrote on Instagram. “Not a single part of this play was dirty! I love playing this game but if this was illegal then it’s time for me to retire! #AppealOnDeck”
Davis said after the game that when he asked officials why he was flagged, their explanation surprised him.
“The explanation was [the official] heard helmet to helmet, which is the craziest thing I’ve ever heard a ref tell me,” Davis said.
He’ll get a chance to present his case to the league later, in hopes of reducing the fine.