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Giving up less than 5% of your salary in exchange for endangering the livelihood of one of the best players in the league...now that's just cost effective.
Fox Sports insider and NFL Network contributor Jay Glazer reported Thursday that the NFL fined Slauson $10,000 for his peel-back block, which tore Cushing's anterior cruciate ligament and knocked him out for the season. It's the standard fine for such an offense, although a source told The Associated Press that Slauson, who defended the block as legal, will appeal.
It should be noted that peel-back blocks are illegal and deserving of 15 yard penalties. Admittedly, I'm really upset and saddened that the fine was only $10,000. An illegal and unnecessary hit ended the season of a star player on a contending team and the punishment is barely even chump change. It just isn't right.