You remember the play from last Sunday’s game. Jarius Wright caught a swing pass from Christian Ponder and was absolutely blasted by Kareem Jackson. It sure as heck looked like a helmet-to-helmet hit on a defenseless player but for some reason the refs didn’t flag it. The play ended up not impacting the game at all – the Vikes still won handily – but one nevertheless perceived the unmistakable stain of injustice.
Situation now rectified. The NFL has come down on Kareem Jackson to the tune of $21,000. Houston’s Danieal Manning also got a $10,000 fine for a separate hit on Wright. That won’t make Jarius Wright’s bones feel any less sore. But at least he knows Roger Goodell is looking out for him.
That was sarcastic.
By the way, Matt Kalil also got fined $10,000 for a personal foul. And Harrison Smith was not fined for that bullcrap roughing penalty. All business pertaining to the Houston game is now cleaned up.
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