Bobby McCain will appeal fine for throwing punch at Danny Amendola

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Dolphins cornerback Bobby McCain said he will appeal a $9,115 fine he received for his ejection Sunday in the loss to the Patriots. That means he got the low end of the fine schedule — for striking another player — rather than the $30,387 fine for fighting.

That didn’t make McCain any happier, though.

“Just the fact it was a lot going on,” McCain said of his decision to appeal, via Hal Habib of the Palm Beach Post. “It was harm by both of us done. It was a lot of pushing and shoving, a lot of grabbing.”

During a 5-yard run by Dion Lewis, Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola grabbed McCain’s jersey and pulled him to the ground on top of him. McCain reacted by throwing a punch at Amendola.

Officials penalized the Dolphins 12 yards — half the distance — for unnecessary roughness and ejected McCain.

“Am I wrong? Yes,” McCain said. “Because it was after a play? Yes. I completely understand that. But there’s a lot of subjects we can touch.”

McCain said the league never previously fined him for anything other than a uniform violation.

12 responses to “Bobby McCain will appeal fine for throwing punch at Danny Amendola

  1. Where was the flag for offensive holding?
    Is that why the Pats are winning? They are allowed to pull players down by the jersey with impunity?

  2. pay the fine and zip it. They have clear cut fines for striking a fellow player. You threw the punch, now pay up. Its a real simple concept to grasp…. Even for dolphin players. Dumb

  3. Where was the flag for offensive holding?
    Is that why the Pats are winning? They are allowed to pull players down by the jersey with impunity?

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    Yeah, you figured it out. Officials never miss calls, so it must be the Pats getting away with something. Because, of course, the league wants them to win again. Guess you didn’t read the earlier article about the Cowboys opponents haven’t been called for an offensive holding call since week 3?

  4. willycents says:
    November 30, 2017 at 5:08 pm
    Where was the flag for offensive holding?
    Is that why the Pats are winning? They are allowed to pull players down by the jersey with impunity?
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    Yeah because they totally called the obvious facemask on Suh.

  5. Seems like a light fine, but I always thought players that throw punches at a helmeted head are more likely to break their hand than hurt the other player. Just a dumb move anyway.

  6. With that piddly fine McCain got as close to the Boy Named Suh treatment as he could for a punch. The appeal process should include the ability to triple the fine for anyone that appeals the NFL’s version of a wrist slap.

  7. willycents says:
    November 30, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    Is that why the Pats are winning?
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    Do you watch ANY football? As a fan of the game (even it’s current watered down form) I can tell you what anyone that’s watched even a few Pats games would. More than any other reason New England wins because they do not make anywhere near the number of mistakes their opponents do. Watching the Cowboys vs Redskins last night I found myself once again shaking my head at the number of obvious miscues and mental errors on both sides.

  8. The Dolphins are a very undisciplined team. The game next week in Miami will be a doozy. They’ll be losing their heads all over the field. Suh will probably kill somebody.

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