Redskins right tackle Tyler Polumbus was fined for an unnecessary roughness call that he received in Sundayâ€™s loss to the New York Giants.
Â Polumbus was fined $7,875 for a â€śleg whipâ€ť when referees believed that the lineman tried to swing his leg around to trip or slow New York defensive tackle Linval Joseph. Polumbus, making roughly $700,000 this season, had fallen to the ground, and his leg flew up, but it didn’t do anything to impede Joseph.
Â Meanwhile, on the other side of the line â€“ away from Polumbus and Joseph â€“ running back Alfred Morris ran for 15 yards. The run was called back.
Â Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said the following day that he didnâ€™t believe that Polumbus was trying to whip Joseph with his leg, and was simply rolling over to get up.
Â League officials obviously thought otherwise.