Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather plans to appeal the $42,000 fine that he received for a helmet to helmet hit on Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy, he said on Friday. Meriweather in the first quarter of Sunday’s game knocked Lacy out of the game with a concussion, and in the next quarter knocked himself […]
The NFL has fined Redskins strong safety Brandon Meriweather $42,000 for his helmet-to-helmet hit with Green Bay running back Eddie Lacy on Sunday, a person with knowledge of the situation confirmed.
The NFL is reviewing Redskins strong safety Brandon Meriweather’s helmet-to-helmet hit that knocked Green Bay Packers running back Eddy Lacy out of Sunday’s game with a concussion, a person with knowledge of the situation said.
Memo from DeMaurice Smith to players cites "some of the issues that we witnessed with respect to unsafe field conditions last year."
"I don't lower my head.... I lower my shoulder," Redskins' second-year running back says.
Players received personal fouls in the Steelers game, but avoided further punishment.
NFL rule requiring such pads during games goes into effect this season.
"We've got to wear them. So there's no need in complaining," veteran wide receiver Donte Stallworth said of the requirement, which goes into effect this season after being approved by the league last year.
Ball carriers and tacklers won't be allowed to lower their heads to strike an opponent inside the tackle box
Helmet safety rule likely to be difficult on officials