Harrison Smith fined $15K for hit on Jordan Akins

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Vikings safety Harrison Smith heard from the league after being ejected from last Sunday’s game for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Texans tight end Jordan Akins.

Smith told reporters in Minnesota on Friday that he was fined $15,000 for the hit. He said that he is going to appeal the fine and said part of the reason is to hear what the league believes he should have done differently.

“Obviously, I wasn’t a fan of it,” Smith said of the ejection, via Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press.

Akins suffered a concussion on the hit and remains in the concussion protocol ahead of Sunday’s game against the Jaguars.

12 responses to “Harrison Smith fined $15K for hit on Jordan Akins

  1. Cry me a river. This guy is a flat out dirty cheap shot artist through and through. Should have been an ejection and much steeper fine.

  2. BS… Harry has never been a dirty player. Anyone who says otherwise is ignorant to what type of player/ man he is. He’s a tough old school player who will lay a legal hit on you.
    These new rules make it hard on good defensive players. Everything is tilted towards the offense. Check out the scoring.

  3. Thank You! It’s about time.
    Finally Smith gets called out for his cheap and dirty tactics. It’s been long overdue, he’s been getting away with it for too long.
    His ignorant defenders will come out in droves, blame the receiver, complain about this fine, as well as the ejection, idiots, every last one of them.
    Hopefully now, the NFL will continue to monitor his filthy ways.

  4. This “fine” is a complete joke. Smith is getting paid $10,750,000 this year. The “fine” amounts to .1395% of his salary. Or, to look at it another way, if a person made $100,000/year (which most people do NOT make), a fine for such a person would be $139.50.

    This is ridiculous, folks, for potentially causing great physical damage to someone.

  5. Considering he was ejected…. the 15k fine is a mea culpa by the NFL. Obviously, no one in the league office thinks Smith is a dirty player; if so, the fine would have been a lot higher than the minimum.

    Packer fans just don’t know what a good safety (or offensive holding) looks like.

  6. $15,000.00! That’s it? That’s a large dinner party for family and friends. Fine him enough to get his attention. Did you see the hit Kyle Fuller put on Ke’ Shawn Vaughn last night? That’s how you do it.

  7. Beginning to think all these Packer fans are mistaking Smith for Andrew Sandejo. Sandejo definitely hit dirty and was often penalized and/or fined for hits, even suspended at one point. But this is the first time I recall Smith being fined.

  8. Tiredofthis says:
    October 9, 2020 at 5:39 pm
    Beginning to think all these Packer fans are mistaking Smith for Andrew Sandejo
    _____
    Nah it’s just their dopey way of attempting to troll. Yawn.

  9. Isn’t the following a common insult thrown towards Packer fans? I believe it is, right cheesey? Headlines in Minneapolis this morning: “Stinky waves of manure-smells roll across metro area.” Live by the sword, die by the sword.

  10. Good he got fined, its over and done with now. We can all move forward now and the Vikes can get ready for Sunday night in Seattle. It was a bang bang play nothing more nothing less. Ive seen worse not even draw a flag. You’re always gonna have cry baby fans from other teams chime in. Main thing he is playing tomorrow night against the best QB in the NFC.

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