Five-figure Fines For Four Falcons

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  1. weswelker#83

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    The National Football League has handed out hefty fines to several members of the Atlanta Falcons for their message of support to convicted felon Mike Vick in last Monday night's game against the Saints.

    $50K for pulling up shirts to reveal "Free Mike Vick" message

    Roddy White, Alge Crumpler, DeAngelo Hall, and Chris Houston were docked $10,000 for wearing messages in support of Vick on their uniforms.

    Joe Horn also was fined $7,500 for pulling up White's jersey to reveals his "Free Mike Vick" T-shirt.
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  2. nummit

    nummit Practice Squad Player

    That seems wrong to me. I'm not sticking up for Vick, but to fine his teammates for showing their support during his time of trouble seems cold to me
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  3. sieglo

    sieglo In the Starting Line-Up

    As much as I think Vick got hosed with his sentence, these fines don't bother me at all. Basically, these players are endorsing a criminal, which makes it look like the NFL is endorsing a criminal. Fines are well deserved.
  4. Tunescribe

    Tunescribe Supporter Supporter

    #61 Jersey

    Huh? Vick committed a felony, he didn't lose his mother or come down with herpes or something. Well ...

    How do you figure he got hosed? He broke the law, conspired to break the law, lied about it many times and violated terms of his bail by smoking dope. With only 23 months I think he got off easy.
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  5. onegameatatime

    onegameatatime Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    It's one thing to support a friend or relative in a time or trouble, even if they screw up. But it's another to equate him with an innocent person and say he should be "freed."
  6. jays52

    jays52 In the Starting Line-Up

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    Is it just me, or does it seem that Roger Goodell was brutually and incessently harrassed by the popular kids in high school?
  7. Flying Fungi

    Flying Fungi In the Starting Line-Up

    it isn't about the message

    its about the uniform rules and regs

    they've fined people for wearing their socks wrong, or, for chin strap violations
  8. 37Harrison

    37Harrison 2nd Team Getting Their First Start

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    Easy way to avoid that, don't engage in illegal activities.


    Show your support for your teammate with a letter or AFTER the game in an interview.

    The rules are clearly drawn out, sorry I have no sympathy for an animal killer who lied to the feds and his employers. Through no fault but his own turned his back on everyone that gave him a chance to succeed while making a mockery out of the NFL.

    It would be cold to hand out fines like that to players on the Redskins who were showing support for Taylor they way the Falcon players were showing support for Vick (aka, scumbag).
  9. Pujo

    Pujo Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    It's only $10K. Who was that guy last season who was fined $100K for drinking a Vitamin Water during a press conference despite Gatorade being an official NFL sponsor?
  10. Mungo

    Mungo Rookie

    have to agree with King on this one from mmQB

    "I think I've got this to say about Roddy White and his "Free Mike Vick'' T-shirt: Grow up, Roddy White. Michael Vick is not a man who was entrapped or screwed by the system. He's a man who knew he was doing wrong, lied to tried to hide it and was caught and found guilty. Then, after being told he needed to walk the straight and narrow, tested positive for marijuana, and was sentenced to 23 months in jail for dogfighting. Perhaps a bit heavy-handed, but 18 months, 23 months ... what really is the difference? You did the crime, you do the time.

    As far as the T-shirt goes, you save those kind of slogans for people who have been truly wronged by the system, who have been jailed without cause or had their human rights violated heinously -- not for a multi-millionaire who thought he could break the law and abuse animals because he was a famous athlete."
  11. NDfan

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  12. brdmaverick

    brdmaverick In the Starting Line-Up

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    I agree 100%. I'm not a Vick fan as well. Some things you just have to let go.
  13. Koettbulle

    Koettbulle Practice Squad Player


    Exactly what to expect from a bunch of falcons, Clinton Portis would fit in nicely.
  14. Rawky77

    Rawky77 On the Game Day Roster

    If Vick's FORMER team mates want to support him they can go visit him on weekends in the off season. One of the things that really irks me about the Vick situation is all the people who enabled Vick to become the worst human being he could become with attitudes like this one that Vick's FORMER team mates are displaying. That Vic is now paying the price for their enabling of him is sad but completely predictable.
  15. Patsmaniac

    Patsmaniac Practice Squad Player

    I dont want DeAngelo on our team. We dont need him or his ego. As for Vick, he pleaded guilty. These clowns in Atlanta are idiots.
  16. Charlotte Pats Fan

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    I was Brian Urlacher for wearing a Vitamin Water Hat.
  17. Fencer

    Fencer Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

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    Yep, King nailed it.

    Vick is NOT A VICTIM AT ALL. Support him in his time of troubles in some other way if you like, but don't call him a victim.
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