Text Us: 870870
Studio: (504)260.1870
Toll Free: (866)889.0870
A   A   A
 Follow 
Share

Posted: Thursday, 19 September 2013 1:55PM

Report: NFL fines Bucs safety for late hit on Jimmy Graham



Buccaneers safety Ahmad Black tells members of the Tampa media he was fined $21,000 by the NFL for a vicious illegal hit on Saints tight end Jimmy Graham.

Earlier this week, Bucs safety Dashon Goldson was suspended one game for an illegal helmet-to-helmet hit on running back Darren Sproles, only to see that suspension reduced to a $100,000 fine.

Saints fans have wondered all week when and if a fine against Black would be coming, given that the hit on Graham looked much worse than the hit by Goldson on Sproles.

In two games, the Bucs have racked up six personal foul penalties and four unnecessary roughness penalties. 

Earlier this week, Saints quarterback Drew Brees vented about the personal fouls by the Bucs players.

"And then obviously the hit on Jimmy (Graham)...but it was obvious they were going at his head," Brees said. "I have no sympathy for that.  I care for those guys and I don’t want to see that happen to our guys.  I know the rules and I know it is tough playing the safety position in the middle, things happen fast, but then again, there are some instances where it is pretty obvious a guy was going for another guy’s head and that happened on at least two occasions in our game." 


Filed Under :  
Topics : Sports
Social :
Locations : Tampa
People : Ahmad BlackDarren SprolesDashon GoldsonDrew BreesJimmy Graham
A   A   A
 Follow 
Share
Deke's Blog
Deke: A look at the 2014 Heisman hopefuls
In the past, there wasn't as much excitement surrounding the Heisman race, but in the last several years, some record-setting performances have earned the award. Between Tim Tebow, Cam Newton, Johnny Football and Famous Jameis, the Heisman has gotten...
Read More
Deke: Which Saints running backs actually have the best run game?
As my lovely co-host the Cajun Cannon and I watched practice from the stands, we began to talk about the Saints running backs. Just like any position, there is more to it than meets the eye. RB's have to be able to do far more than just run the...
Read More
Deke: Love him or hate him, Les Miles' greatness is undeniable
His teams are always "capable," his opponents are "always of quality," and his players enjoy the "want to win." Say what? Those are just a few of the things that we've heard come out of Les Miles. As he enters 10th season as head coach of the...
Read More
Deke: Hokie says "that was the best Saints practice I've ever seen"
Saints practice moved quickly today, as the team had a longer than usual walk-through prior to stretching. "I thought today was the best practice I've seen under Sean Payton!" said Hokie Gajan. "It was fast paced, the practice was crisp, and I'd...
Read More
Deke: Rob was hot, it's cold at Saints camp, and I ain't lying
I woke up this morning walked out of my hotel room and said "whoa!" I had to go back and change my clothes. Thank goodness I wisely packed some long wind pants, sweat pants and a couple of my favorite Saints long tops. I know back home the actual...
Read More
Hokie's Blog
Bobby's Blog
Kristian's Blog
Kristian: Byrd back, Cooks shines at Saints camp
Byrd Watching: Saints safety Jairus Byrd is officially off the PUP list! Byrd was in full pads today at practice and participated in individual drills, but did not participate in the team drills. The Saints are easing him into the practice...
Read More
Kristian: Sean Payton leans on Vitt for the good, the bad, and the ugly
Sean Payton is measured and controlled during Saints practices, but Joe Vitt (assistant head coach and LB's Coach) is not. He's the fiery coach that is unwavering on rookies and veterans alike, taking every possible moment to coach. Vitt has...
Read More
Kristian: Get familiar with Saints safety Pierre Warren
The Saints have tremendous depth at safety, and an undrafted rookie free agent would be hard pressed to make this team at that position. Even so, that didn't stop Pierre Warren from choosing to sign in New Orleans after he went undrafted out of...
Read More
Kristian: Saints get physical, offense has the edge
9 on 7: The Saints offensive line set the tone early in practice with a physical "inside running game" drill. Defensive coaches Joe Vitt and Rob Ryan expressed their displeasure through a number of choice words that not suitable for print or the air,...
Read More
Kristian: Pads were popping at Saints practice
Thud: The Saints finally had the pads on for today's practice at the Greenbrier. No more shorts and a game of touch. Helmets were cracking, and the pads were popping in 9-on-7 running game drills today. The O-Line got the better of the D-line in this...
Read More
Training Camp

Team News
Saints Schedule
Team Leaders
Division Standings
NFC Standings
ADVERTISEMENT

1 Thing

Contact Us

Contests

WWL iPhone App

 
Powered By InterTech Media, LLC™