Falcons cornerback Dunta Robinson will be fined $40,000 — but not suspended — for his hit on Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin on Sunday night.
It’s the second year in a row that Robinson has had a heavy fine for a hit on an Eagles receiver; last year he got fined $50,000 for a hit in DeSean Jackson, although that fine was later reduced to $25,000 on appeal.
Former NFL cornerback Merton Hanks, who is now a V.P. of Football Operations for the league office, notified Robinson of the fine in a letter and warned him, “Future offenses will result in an escalation of fines up to and including suspension.”
The fine will be upsetting to Robinson, who claimed after the game that he had done nothing wrong. But Robinson should be thankful he wasn’t suspended. As a repeat offender, he may be on his last warning.