NFL fines Ken Hamlin $12,500

Dallas Cowboys safety Ken Hamlin was flagged for two personal fouls in Saturday’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles, and his paycheck will be lighter as a result.

Todd Archer of the Dallas Morning News reports that Hamlin was fined $12,500 by the NFL.

Per Archer, the fine came for hitting Eagles tight end Brent Celek in the helmet in the first half. Hamlin was also penalized for a late hit on Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin; it’s not clear whether the fine covered both penalties.

NFL players’ base salaries only cover the 17 weeks of the regular season, and they’re paid separately for the playoffs. Each Cowboys player got $21,000 for the wild card round, but Hamlin’s fine means his pay for the game was $8,500.

37 responses to “NFL fines Ken Hamlin $12,500

  1. Thats a smaller piece of the playoff pie. But don’t stop knocking the hell out of people Ken.

  2. I know exactly what every cowboys fan would say if one of the eagles players got fined for hitting TWO players helmet to helmet in the same game
    “stay classy philly”
    “real class act philly”
    “what do you expect from the filfthy eagirls”
    Is that close cowboy fans? Cause those are the only lines I’ve ever seen any of you use.
    Speaking of which, I hear Jessica Simpson lives down there. Maybe you guys could hire her to give you some english lessons to expand your vocab?

  3. Speaking of games last weekend, does anyone know if Michael Adams has let go of Aaron Rodgers facemask yet?
    What? My post has nothing to do with the Cowboys? Who cares. Cowboys suck.

  4. Saw it comin’. We knew there would be a fine for that hit on Celek.
    I won’t say it was “dirty,” but you knew that helmet-to-helmet hit was especially dangerous at the speed both guys were going, how Celek’s head bounced off the carpet & how exposed he was.
    I guessed $15,000. My bro in-law guessed $25,000.

  5. Great, so you guys are finally gonna mention Clemons’ fine for head butting Romo and knocking him to the ground about 5 seconds after he got rid of the ball in week 17, right? Right?

  6. I’ll pitch in to Ken for the hit on Maclin. That punk deserved it after throwing that punch at Ken, and then basically getting away with it.
    Oh well, I’m sure Maclin is already in some sunny destination enjoying the offseason.

  7. Well, after some bozo planted a street sign on Hamlin’s head om Seattle, a 12k fine is a big who cares?

  8. These fines are stupid and serve absolutely no point. Aren’t the players getting paid even more simply to play in this one playoff game? $12500 to them is like fining me $10 – hell, that’s less than a speeding ticket or parking violation.

  9. not a Cards fan but GB fans need to quit whining. The forced fumble was clean and happened before the facemask, and no way was Rodgers going to recover it anyway. It’s not the same as pulling a ballcarrier down by the facemask. I don’t care what the rulebook says, it would have been really lame to overturn that play because of something which was clearly not relevant to the outcome of the play.
    anyway a team that gives up 5 tds and only 3 incompletions deserves to lose.

  10. Helmet to Helmet?
    BS.
    Hamlin hit Celek with his shoulder.
    Watch the actual game for once, trolls.

  11. Philly fans are just jealous that they don’t have a hard hitting safety anymore. They were too stupid to keep the one they had. Enjoy the play-offs Philadelphia! See you next year!
    With fond memories,
    Cowboys fan

  12. It was obvious from the replay that he didn’t go helmet to helmet and it also was obvious he tried to put a forearm to the shoulder pads of Celek. I understand they have to penalize him but he didnt mean any harm to Celek. I need to revisit the late hit on Maclin.
    By the way, Hamlin had a head injury before he was with The Cowboys. It almost knocked him outta football.I seriously doubt he would want to bring “cheap” harm to anyone else, let alone a BIG TE like Celek.

  13. Vox, I dont think you’ll hear anything about that hit on Romo from these guys. They’re as anti-Cowboys as northEastSoxandPatriotNetwork.

  14. actually jack factor, his nickname is “the hammer”. or it was during his tenure in seattle.

  15. huh, he gets a fine for that but in week 16 when london fletcher literally drives his forearm into patrick craytons face there is nothing. the nfl is way to inconsistant with these fines.

  16. sall says: January 13, 2010 5:29 PM
    Philly fans are just jealous that they don’t have a hard hitting safety anymore. They were too stupid to keep the one they had. Enjoy the play-offs Philadelphia! See you next year!
    With fond memories,
    Cowboys fan
    ——————————————-
    Enjoy the first playoff victory in 13 years. See you next year too!
    Philadelphia Fans

  17. wow he got fined for a hit with his shoulder and reacting to getting a cheap shot from maclin. thats crazy

  18. # manofaiki says: January 13, 2010 5:27 PM
    Helmet to Helmet?
    BS.
    Hamlin hit Celek with his shoulder.
    Watch the actual game for once, trolls.
    *****************************************
    You’re right. I forgot that it was his shoulder.
    I ‘ad a lil captain in me whilst watching.

  19. @ Bob Loblaw
    There is a difference, the Patriots actually had somewhere to fall from. The Eagles have nothing to fall from.

  20. I don’t think the hit on Celek was dirty. But the pemalty was for hitting a defensless receiver, not helmet to helmet.
    The Macklin hit wass justified in my eyes, Macklin got away with one( the first guy always does). Retaliation is always flagged and is always seen.

  21. manofaiki says:
    January 13, 2010 5:27 PM
    Helmet to Helmet?
    BS.
    Hamlin hit Celek with his shoulder.
    Watch the actual game for once, trolls.
    _____________________________
    yep,yep, there was no helmet to helmet, and what the hell is with that lame assed post earlier about watching his helmet bounce of the ground, what game was he watching, and why wasnt Maclin ejected for throwing a punch, excuse me,isnt that suppose tobe an automatic, oh wait maybe thats only when teams arent playing the Cowboys, double standards NFL double standards.

  22. “I guess after 14 years without playoff win, they have to play dirty.”
    Yeah you remember that next time one of your players tries to take Romo out like Chris Clemons did.

  23. “Is that close cowboy fans? Cause those are the only lines I’ve ever seen any of you use.
    Speaking of which, I hear Jessica Simpson lives down there. Maybe you guys could hire her to give you some english lessons to expand your vocab? ”
    You’re going to use “cause” with no punctuation to indicate that you’re using a shortened version of the word “because” and you’re going to talk about someone else’s “vocab”? Seriously?
    Tell you what, 0-3gles players got in on a couple of late hits in the week 17 game. The old adage “Don’t start shit and there won’t be any shit” comes to mind.

  24. “why wasnt Maclin ejected for throwing a punch”
    Forget that, I’m still wondering why offsetting personal foul penalties were called. Hello, Maclin punched Hamlin in the head, plain as day. Hamlin just got in his face about it like anybody else in the NFL would and that was it. Refs, you better regulate those overrated, semi-literate, gator-mouthed, smurf-assed thug WRs or they’re going to keep getting hammered.

  25. “why wasnt Maclin ejected for throwing a punch”
    Forget that, I’m still wondering why offsetting personal foul penalties were called. Hello, Maclin punched Hamlin in the head, plain as day. Hamlin just got in his face about it like anybody else in the NFL would and that was it. Refs, you better regulate those overrated, semi-literate, gator-mouthed, smurf-assed thug WRs or they’re going to keep getting hammered.

  26. “I guess after 14 years without playoff win, they have to play dirty.”
    I guess forever without a Super Bowl has you guys dirtier than Andy Reids kids looking for hidden crack in a pigpen.

  27. “Oh, Philly. Shaddap, already and join the Patriots in the long fall from grace. ”
    I agree they needs to shut up about pretty much anything, but fall from grace? Kinda hard to drop DOWN from never winning Jack.

  28. ‘best of luck the vikings,
    kick some ass this sunday
    signed
    redskins, giants, eagles”
    If Dallas loses, it will knock them out, but it won’t do a damn thing to get you losers in now will it?

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