Report: No suspensions from Jaguars-Seahawks game

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The Seahawks, who play the Rams for the NFC West lead this week, can rest a little easier. They will have all their healthy players, with none facing suspension for actions at the end of the loss to the Jaguars, via Ian Rapoport of NFL Media.

The league still is reviewing the late-game actions of both teams with several players certain to be fined.

The scuffle between the teams happened on the final two plays with the Jaguars in victory formation. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Monday on his radio show on 710 ESPN Seattle that Michael Bennett was trying to swipe the snap.

“Time it up and swipe the snap,” Carroll said.

But Bennett dove at the knees of Jaguars center Brandon Linder, and running back Leonard Fournette came to Linder’s defense. Bennett and Fournette received offsetting penalties. Seahawks defensive lineman Sheldon Richardson was ejected for throwing a punch.

On the next play, Seahawks defensive lineman Quinton Jefferson was ejected and Carroll was penalized. Jefferson tried to climb into the stands as he was leaving the field after a Jaguars fan threw a drink at him.

But the NFL deemed nothing egregious enough to warrant a suspension.

81 responses to “Report: No suspensions from Jaguars-Seahawks game

  1. Complete nonsense. He kept spearing him after the play. What if Bennett had injured Linder’s knees? Then would it be worth a suspension? Let’s just wait until that happens. Good call, NFL.

  2. Fights, no problem…. Dive at the knees, that’s football. Rolling over on others leg, no issue. Giving the Flag the bird, we welcome it. Throwing ice…. WE ARE COMING FOR YOU AND YOU WILL BE BANNED FOR LIFE!

  3. How are they not suspended? They whine and cheat so much and when they lose they act like five year olds. Same thing when New England beat them in the Super Bowl. It’s part of their DNA. Pathetic.

  4. Goodell must be proud.

    That was exactly what the owners wanted to see put on national TV.

    Who wouldn’t want to buy a ticket now? I mean fans throwing drinks around and players crawling into the stands to fight. Priceless.

    /sarcasm

  5. What a joke.

    If Gronkowski had tried to climb in the stands he would be suspended for the season, maybe even indefinitely. That divider was the only thing separating the 6’4 300 lb beast of a man Jefferson from attacking both culprits and innocent bystanders alike. It would have been full on ‘Malice at the Palace’ type situation.

    I don’t care what was thrown at him, there’s no place for that type of behavior. He should be gone multiple games. But I’m guessing if that happened this would become an issue of “social justice” and “discrimination”. Give me a break.

  6. If you didn’t believe before this some teams and players (Seattle, Miami) enjoy a most favored nation type status with the league office when it comes to ignoring dirty play this ought to do it.

  7. The guy lined up, scooped at the snap, and his teammates on both sides were in on the play in case he hit it, the went to the ground to recover possible fumble. He didn’t dive at anyone’s knees. Snowflakes snowflakes everywhere.

  8. Laughable.

    Touch Aaron Rodgers? 15 yard penalty.
    Tackle someone in tackle football? Suspension.

    Fighting, cheap shots and after the play hitting of players/refs/fans who are not the QB?
    Keep playing boys. Nothing to see here.

    All under the guise of “player safety”.?

  9. I don’t care how big you are you can’t personally fight 60k Jaguar fans..we have 10+ years of losing frustrations pent up down here..he is lucky he failed to climb the wall..

  10. I didn’t see the play, however if Bennett was lined up over center and was diving to cause a fumble, I don’t blame him. I don’t understand why more teams just allow victory formation when there is still time on clock in case of a fumble.

  11. jackedupboonie says:
    December 11, 2017 at 4:38 pm
    The guy lined up, scooped at the snap, and his teammates on both sides were in on the play in case he hit it, the went to the ground to recover possible fumble. He didn’t dive at anyone’s knees. Snowflakes snowflakes everywhere.
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    I’m guessing you didn’t watch Bennett when the play was over?

  12. jackedupboonie says:
    December 11, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    Snowflakes snowflakes everywhere.
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    And they play for the Seahawks, who happen to be the sorest losers in all of professional sports. Even when they win they complain.

  13. Sorry to see all of this happen. From what I saw Bennett did roll into his knees and I wouldn’t like it if another team did it to our center but the other stuff seems as though it was inevitable. The refs let this game get out of hand early on. Both sides were pissed from the middle of the 1st quarter on. Pushing, shoving, bad calls, no calls, late hits. The first one I saw was Richardson getting pushed in the back into an old guy on the sidelines when he was clearly 2 or 3 feet out of bounds. No call and thankfully the old guy is OK.

    As for Jefferson going into the stands he was initially heading straight into the tunnel when some ass threw beer at him and others followed suit with food and more beer. He was already pissed so I understand him going off.

    The refs should have warned both benches at half time and again in the 3rd quarter but apparently didn’t try to do anything to calm things down. Neither team were angels out there.

    The security there was terrible to start with and it only got worse except for the one guy who grabbed Jefferson and kept him from getting up there. Kudos to him.

  14. ok. let’s say that Bennett was trying to swipe the snap and didn’t go for Linder’s AT FIRST. But Bennett sure rolled into Linder’s legs when he was on the ground. He DID try to hurt Linder. Watch the tape.

  15. Bennett didn’t “swipe” at the ball! His first move was to roll into the centers knees! It’s good to see that Carroll is perfectly OK with trying to injure an opposing player!

  16. In MLB they no longer make them throw four pitches for an intentional walk. Maybe the NFL decides to do away with the victory formation stuff and just call the game. Or make a new rule called swiper no swiping.

  17. “Going into the stands to beat up fans…maybe the fans should take a knee to protest Player Violence.”

    You should recommend that fans protest Fan on Fan violence. Depending on the stadium and location therein you take your well-being into your own hands attending a game. And that has little to do with owners skimping on security or any other convenient excuse. It is 100% the fault of the cretins engaging in the violence and the refusal of those around them to report unruly behavior before it escalates.

  18. What Bennet did was every bit as bad as what Gronk did. A cheap shot at an unsuspecting opponent, one that could have ended his career. Wow. I am not going to watch another NFL game this year (I’m out of my Fantasy Playoffs anyway) so I have no reason left to tune into Roger’s World.

  19. It’s a football play. You do know that during football plays, offensive lineman have plays designed where they just nose dive at d linemens knees right? So Bennett swiping and falling over into the center was far from anything dirty. The center was annoyed, and gave him some nudging while Bennett was on the ground….and he reciprocated it. The after the play stuff is a fine, not a suspension. Lets just start suspending every personal foul penalty now. Ifedi was called for a phantom hold(replay shows nothing even resembling a hold) and he barked at the flag thrower over it….then got a 15 yard’ accosting an official’ penalty. Seattle is tired of this garbage one sided officiating against them.

  20. Glad to hear that there are no suspensions. Right from the beginning of the game, the Jaguar players were playing dirty….pulling Germaine Ifedi down to the ground by his facemask, taunting after the whistle and a whole bunch of other bush league crap.
    And to hear Blake Bortles claim later that the Jags really kicked butt – that was really ridiculous.

  21. The NFL is spinning itself into its grave with its obtuse and inconsistent application of the rules in nearly every game. It just keeps getting worse, from Tom Savage to this to games played on the edge of a knife – PIT/CIN, PIT/BAL.

    Bigger, stronger players attacking each other like gladiators playing to the death rather than playing the game, blocking, tackling, running, passing etc. Looking more like a street fighting.

    I like football but this is now turning into something else. Players trying to injure each other, complain to refs, then call out management for not taking care of them. NFL will implode upon itself.

  22. These decisions are different depending on the team. The new normal in the NFL. Not surprising many of the stadiums were 1/3 empty.

  23. This is insanity. Carroll and all three Seahawks players should be fined and suspended for varying amounts of time.

  24. Wow. I really did not think Seahawk fans would defend the players on this. I thought that even they could see the issues here. I guess I was wrong. Shame.

  25. jackedupboonie says:
    December 11, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    It’s a football play. You do know that during football plays, offensive lineman have plays designed where they just nose dive at d linemens knees right?
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    Bennett rolling around on the ground like he was trying to mount an animal isn’t a football play.

  26. If it’s bad enough to get ejected from the game, I’d think it would be an automatic suspension for at least one game. Especially if it’s within the final two plays!

  27. Doesn’t matter what Bennett did, fans DO NOT need to get involved. Have people learned nothing from Malice at the Palace? You’re fans, you’re there to watch and be entertained or boo, but that’s it. These are people who put their bodies on the line and are playing with high emotions, seriously do not get involved.

    If the stands weren’t so seperated that fan would of got Ron Artest’d and absolute hell would of broken loose.

  28. JuJu has a just shy of legal block in a football play and then is pumped up afterwards and is suspended for a game. Bennett dives at an unsuspecting player’s knees on a worthless play where a career-killing injury could happen – and no suspension ??? really ??

  29. That is absolutely OUTRAGEOUS! Suspension is the least I expected for an incident of this caliber. Shame on the NFL, and further shame on the Seahawks if they don’t suspend the players involved.

  30. It isn’t Bennett’s fault. He thought the cops were after him, fearing for his life, trying to get away but Linder kept getting in his way.

  31. The Seahawks should forfeit the rest of their games this season and marry the San Francisco 49ers at midfield the next time they play in a show of solidarity for Colin Kaepernick.

  32. Bizarre. Cheap shots with intent to injure during victory formation followed by direct attempt to attack fans and he just leaves the game 12 seconds early. The NFL is not serious and the Seahawks have no class (except for Russell Wilson).

  33. This is part of the problem. whiny players getting away with anything. No wonder SNF was down 30% from last year. No accountability for any players.

  34. I am one of the few that have no problem playing hard on victory formation plays simply because a fumbled center/QB exchange can happen at any time. However, what Bennett did was not cool. He threw his shoulders/back at the center’s knees and kept trying to roll into him. That is just dirty and in no way tries to recover or even anticipate a fumbled snap. The rest got ugly. The Seahawks did something similar at the end of that SB. (Not sure but it may have been Bennett then too) That shows a complete lack of class and since it seems to happen more often with the Seahawks losing a tough game, maybe Pete should spit out that gum and do something about it. As for the clown trying to get into the stands, there is absolutely no circumstance where that should be tolerated by the league. A league statement that reads: “The player was justified trying to get into the stands to attack a fan because_______” would NEVER happen because there is nothing you can fill in that blank with that would make what he tried to do OK. I don’t care how mad he got or how badly his manhood/heritage/or even his momma was insulted…you walk away. End of discussion. The league should have imposed a 4 game suspension the moment he charged the stands.

  35. The Sea Gulls, specifically Bennett, have pulled this dirty stuff several times over the last few years when they’re getting they’re &@#es kicked at the end of games so no surprise. And no surprise I guess with any Sea Gull fan who attempts to defend Bennett’s behavior on Linder after the alledged cheap shot….errrr, I meant attempted hopeless ball swipe. The Gulls got beat at their own chippy game. They were intimidated, punched in the mouth, and they didn’t like it…..so welcome to the party Bennett! I only wish that Sherman & Chancellor could have been there to enjoy that beat down as well.

  36. Does ANY team whine and cry and out any harder than the Seahawks? It’s glorious to watch them lose. Hope they get into a playoff game just to watch them lose like little babies.

  37. Nothing will be done about poor officiating that cause this episode. A Seattle WR was mugged, while trying to catch a pass, and The jag’s refe’s who were officiating, refused to acknowledge the mugging right in front of the Seattle bench. I just don’t understand how the NFL can justify paying this clown millions> I wouldn’t pay him more that minimum wage.

  38. All of these Jags/Whiner fans acting like you guys just won the Superbowl. Pathetic!! Good luck getting past the Patriots. Yeah right you bottom feeders!

  39. Bennetts play was dirty. He rolled into knees. It was not a ball play.

    Jefferson going into the stands would be scary, he didnt make it so its ok no suspension. But a fine to remind him thats off limits would be appropriate. The fans that threw at him should have assault charges brought on them just like if they threw something at someone in the streets. There has to be zero tolerance for throwing things at players. From a players point of view thats scary because they dont know whats being thrown until it hits.

  40. Sean Peyton will probably get fined $50k for criticizing the blind refs from last week against the Falcons.

    Meanwhile, Bennett tried to repeatedly destroy a guys lower body in a non-football hit (a la Gronkowski’s WWE surprise attack). Crickets. Possibly a $14k slap on the wrist.

  41. southpaw79 says:
    December 11, 2017 at 6:38 pm
    Wow. I really did not think Seahawk fans would defend the players on this. I thought that even they could see the issues here. I guess I was wrong. Shame.
    ________________________________________________________________

    This Seahawk fan is cringing because this happened. I’d apologize to the rest of the league, but that’s not my job. Not within my scope of power to affect much.

    I would like to see Bennett traded away. Regardless of however good he may be on the field, he’s become an embarrassment to the team and to the city. There’s no defense of what he did – I’m ashamed that a Seahawk did that. In the perfect world, that sort of thing wouldn’t happen. Unfortunately, it did.

    I don’t have much power, but intend to write to Mr. Allen and the Seahawks organization and let them know that this fan (who was a fan before Michael Bennett was even born) isn’t interested in supporting the team if this is the new normal. This isn’t Bennett’s first brush with controversy. The fighting at the end of the Super Bowl vs. NE was also very bad. Baldwin pooping out the football during the game – seriously?

    I’ve enjoyed the success that Pete Carroll has brought to the team, but I’m also getting sick of the lack of sportsmanship. I expect better. Pete lets the players be themselves. But at some point, someone needs to teach them how to be better people overall. Maybe they’ve been excepted from that in their lives due to exceptional athletic abilities. Whatever it is, something needs to change.

    One more fan here getting ready to walk away.

  42. How is what Bennett did ANY different than what Gronk did? In fact I’d say it was worse because it was done in obvious intent to take out the guys knees.

  43. All of these Jags/Whiner fans acting like you guys just won the Superbowl. Pathetic!! Good luck getting past the Patriots. Yeah right you bottom feeders!

    After watching the Patriots last night, I have a feeling Jax’s defense can stop them. Ans for sunday’s game, now you all see why the seahawks do this so often, they always get away with it

  44. A kneel down play should be treated the same as a quarterback sliding, no hits allowed. Otherwise, dont’t allow a kneel down, make them run a real play.

  45. Lori M says:
    December 12, 2017 at 9:58 am
    A kneel down play should be treated the same as a quarterback sliding, no hits allowed. Otherwise, dont’t allow a kneel down, make them run a real play.
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    It is a real play. The victory formation exists to protect the ball/prevent a return in case of an inadvertent fumble, not to just run out the clock with no effort. If players actually play football during a football play there should be no complaints…but what Bennett did wasn’t playing football. What he did was try to injure a guy that beat him and his team.

  46. lordluvasuperduck says:
    December 12, 2017 at 6:53 am

    After watching the Patriots last night, I have a feeling Jax’s defense can stop them. Ans for sunday’s game, now you all see why the seahawks do this so often, they always get away with it
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    After watching the Jags lose vs the Cards and Jets they’ll be lucky they don’t go one and done in the playoffs.
    At least the Pats lost to a division opponent, which can go either way no matter the team records, what is the Jags excuse losing to 2 bad teams out of division?

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