Ray-Ray Armstrong fined for hit on Geno Smith

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IK Enemkpali got suspended four games for hitting Jets quarterback Geno Smith in the jaw during a locker room argument this summer and now another player has been disciplined by the NFL for an on-field shot on Smith.

According to multiple reports, Raiders linebacker Ray-Ray Armstrong has been fined $17,363 for unnecessary roughness as a result of his hit on Smith in the fourth quarter of last Sunday’s Raiders win. Armstrong hit Smith in the midsection with his shoulder and helmet after he delivered a pass.

Smith left the game for two plays after the hit, forcing Ryan Fitzpatrick back into the contest a couple of hours after he left with a left thumb injury. Smith was listed on this week’s injury report with a left shoulder injury and the team said he also hurt his abdomen during the game, but he’s listed as probable for this Sunday. Fitzpatrick will be starting, though.

Armstrong wasn’t penalized for the hit during the game.

31 responses to “Ray-Ray Armstrong fined for hit on Geno Smith

  1. normally when you runnin’ from the law, you wanna get a passport.. go to Canada.. Brazil.. Mexico.. uh-uh, not Ray-Ray! Ray-Ray took his butt to Nashville! Like they ain’t gonna find you in Nashville. And where did Rey-Rey hide? In the darn trunk.

  2. not trying to be a homer here but that hit was text book for how you hit a QB in todays NFL.

    he didnt hit the head, didnt go low, hit him right in the chest and it was not a late hit at all.

  3. oh and i love how they come up with these numbers for the fine, $17,363.

    I how do they even come up with that? is Roger throwing darts at giant piece of paper with a bunch of random numbers on it then adding them all up?

  4. Ya, I don’t recall anything at all wrong with that hit, not even close.

    Is the NFL now resorting to fines simply because there’s an injury involved?

  5. drunkraider says:
    Nov 6, 2015 5:25 PM

    oh and i love how they come up with these numbers for the fine, $17,363.

    I how do they even come up with that? is Roger throwing darts at giant piece of paper with a bunch of random numbers on it then adding them all up?

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    I believe it’s half a game cheque

  6. drunkraider says:
    Nov 6, 2015 5:25 PM

    oh and i love how they come up with these numbers for the fine, $17,363.

    I how do they even come up with that? is Roger throwing darts at giant piece of paper with a bunch of random numbers on it then adding them all up?
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    The fines are part of the CBA. But I don’t understand Armstrong’s fine, either. You can’t hit them in the head, you can’t hit them below the waist, and Ray Ray blasted him square in the chest right after he released the ball, and didn’t lead with the head.

  7. I how do they even come up with that? is Roger throwing darts at giant piece of paper with a bunch of random numbers on it then adding them all up?
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    Thank DeSmith and the NFLPA for the weird numbers. The players association came up with the formula and the NFL agreed to it. Goodell nor the NFL have absolutely nothing to do with the amount. Under appeal, the arbitrators are not bound by the CBA, per NFLPA desires in the CBA.

  8. Geno was a live runner the guy hit him with his shoulder!!! NFL is becoming a joke with the B/S fines!!! Couple more years we will be watching FLAG football!!!

  9. Rewatch the hit. It was the crown of the helmet that nailed Geno.

    It was illegal from today’s terms.

    20 years ago it would have been a nice hit though!

  10. Anyone seeing that play would agree that it was a clean hit. No flag was thrown. I have no idea what constitutes a punishable event anymore…and apparently neither does the NFL.

  11. @killerfin

    Couple more years? Nah. League has been flag football since 2004. When Old 5 Head and Shady Brady started complaining about sack/hits on the QB, and secondary play vs. WRs. I know modern day WWNFL fan loves to slobber over all these QB’s and WR’s from this era…but I still will always be more impressed with the QB, WR, CB play from the teams of the 80s, 90s, early 2000’s before the watered down flag football rules took over the sport this past decade.

    Marino, Elway, Kelly, Montana/Young, Aikman, Moon…

    Rice, Reed, Brown, Carter, Irvin, Monk…

    Versus the many great pass rushers and cover corners of that era? Please…they would DESTROY the modern rule day record books with the modern day, all offense rules.

  12. I guess Smerson is going to get fined for tackling Smith too hard when he was running down the sideline? Goodell has got to go.

  13. Geno should be fined for not going out of bounds.
    That was a great hit and everybody was glad even the Jet fans.

  14. rams1999 says:Nov 6, 2015 5:19 PM

    ?
    What does IK incident have to do with this?

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    That’s what I’m saying. I surmise it was an attempt to troll Geno… Nothing like using a in house domestic dispute amongst teammates as an attempt to troll. Lol

  15. Can logic and common sense come back to football? With players getting bigger and stronger, faster and more powerful the likelihood of injuries will increase as well. Not every hit is illegal rather the body just can’t absorb the forces placed upon it at times

  16. As I watched the play happen I said to my wife ” If that was T. Brady you would see 3-4 flags on the ground”. He ( Armstrong ) obviously targeted the QB with the crown of his helmet. Back in the days of Namath it would have been a legal hit, not in today’s game.

  17. If you are not allowed to hit the QB …. the QB should not be allowed to run pass the line of srimage.

  18. As a Jets fan, Geno sickens me.
    He willingly took a direct hit, rather than stepping out of bounds.
    Geno Smith is a moron.

    Maybe thats why Armstrong was fined.
    He shouldn’t hit a moron.

  19. This is complete bull! That hit ray Ray put on geno was text book! That was a perfectly legal hit! If that was our guy getting hit like that the nfl would of did nothing about it. Just goes to show u that the media and nfl are so east coast bias it’s sick!

  20. It’s because he dropped his head. No problem with the fine, no problem with the hit. He only came out of the game because Amerson blew his liver up on the sideline a few plays prior. Kaepernick can’t see an uncovered WR at the LOS, Geno can’t figure out to step one foot to the right and he doesn’t get crushed. #notNFLmaterial

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