September 11, 2011; San Diego, CA, USA; Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Letroy Guion (98) reacts after being called offsides late in the fourth quarter against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. The Chargers won 24-17. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-US PRESSWIRE

Two Vikings Receive Fines for Plays Vs. Jaguars


Letroy Guion is almost 8 grand lighter in the pocket today and he isn’t happy about it. The defensive tackle learned on Friday that he has been fined $7,875 for a late hit on Blaine Gabbert that arguably never should’ve been called in the first place. You certainly remember the play. Gabbert was on the ground after being tripped up by Erin Henderson when Guion belly flopped on top of him, earning a 15 yard flag for a late hit. The play was certainly not egregious and at the time many argued that Guion should not have been flagged at all because, considering that he just got done fighting off blockers, he probably didn’t even know that Gabbert was already down by contact.

That’s certainly what Guion is arguing. “It wasn’t like I hit him with a stinger shot. I was playing football. It looked like he was going down to me. I just went over there and kept playing football and tackled him, jumped on him,” Letroy said. “I didn’t see [Henderson touch him]. I was playing the double team in front of me and was trying to get off them and go to the left. I didn’t know Erin had hit him from the backside to the right. I thought he was trying to slide and tripped or something. That’s what I seen coming around to the left. There was no way I could have seen to the right side.”

Guion says he’ll appeal. Somewhere Ray Edwards is shaking his head in agreement.

In other punitive news, Everson Griffen has also received a fine for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Gabbert Sunday. Griffen will have to cough up $15,750 for the play which was not flagged.

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