Tyler Polumbus fined for ‘leg whip’

October 26, 2012

Redskins right tackle Tyler Polumbus was fined for an unnecessary roughness call that he received in Sunday’s loss to the New York Giants.


Tyler Polumbus (74) was fined for a leg whip against the Giants. (Jonathan Newton/The Washington Post)

 Polumbus was fined $7,875 for a “leg whip” 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.

 Meanwhile, on the other side of the line – away from Polumbus and Joseph – running back Alfred Morris ran for 15 yards. The run was called back.

 Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan said the following day that he didn’t believe that Polumbus was trying to whip Joseph with his leg, and was simply rolling over to get up.

 League officials obviously thought otherwise.

Mike Jones covers the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post. When not writing about a Redskins development of some kind – which is rare – he can be found screaming and cheering at one of his kids’ softball, baseball, soccer or basketball games.
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