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November 18, 2011, 04:05 PM
Here on SI it says Stafford gets fined for starting scuffle after interception last week. Stafford pulled the helmet from Moore and then Moore gets fined 2x as much....?

http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2011/football/nfl/11/18/ stafford-fine.ap/index.html?sct=nfl_t2_a4
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November 19, 2011  09:23 AM ET
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Moore took a head shot at Stafford after the whistle blew. His higher fine was justified.

Head shot? what game were you watching...Moore ran back at stafford but stafford was on the ground still and Moore ran over him pushing stafford over... Stafford's play was just as much intended to hurt someone, as Moore's. Taking someones head and helmet and whipping them down could have caused serious head or neck injury. IMO Stafford was a little punk about it because the he was eating Bears nuts all game. Stafford should have been thrown out and fined just as much.

November 19, 2011  09:24 AM ET

Head shot? what game were you watching...Moore ran back at stafford but stafford was on the ground still and Moore ran over him pushing stafford over... Stafford's play was just as much intended to hurt someone, as Moore's. Taking someones head and helmet and whipping them down could have caused serious head or neck injury. IMO Stafford was a little punk about it because the he was eating Bears nuts all game. Stafford should have been thrown out and fined just as much.

November 19, 2011  09:35 AM ET
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Head shot? what game were you watching...Moore ran back at stafford but stafford was on the ground still and Moore ran over him pushing stafford over... Stafford's play was just as much intended to hurt someone, as Moore's. Taking someones head and helmet and whipping them down could have caused serious head or neck injury. IMO Stafford was a little punk about it because the he was eating Bears nuts all game. Stafford should have been thrown out and fined just as much.

I was at that game and agree that Moore took a shot at Stafford's head after the whistle. Many Bear fans gave Moore a standing ovation after he was ejected.

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November 19, 2011  10:42 AM ET
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I was at that game and agree that Moore took a shot at Stafford's head after the whistle.....

I started this thread with the intent of a double standard applied to QBs. Seeing Tebow laid out the other night when he did not have the ball was another example of the NFL's double standard in regards to the "elite" Quarterbacks. Tebow and Vick are seen as running QBs and do not get the magic bubble of protection extended around them like others do. It clearly goes beyond the field and into the NFL HQ in New York.

Now back to the Stafford/Moore thing. The whole "shot to the head" is not a valid argument when that $500 helmet is arguably the best protection you have on. Think of the number of "shots" a players helmet takes EVERY game. The grabbing of Moore's helmet and wrenching it around while pulling him by his neck was as egregious as ANY facemask. It merited an ejection. Given the option of getting punched in the facemask or the family jewels I'll take the facemask. Stafford should have been fined more then Moore (pun) as he started it with that punk action against Moore's block

November 19, 2011  02:22 PM ET

spam is good with a little mustard.....

November 19, 2011  03:22 PM ET
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The grabbing of Moore's helmet and wrenching it around while pulling him by his neck was as egregious as ANY facemask. It merited an ejection. Given the option of getting punched in the facemask or the family jewels I'll take the facemask. Stafford should have been fined more then Moore (pun) as he started it with that punk action against Moore's block

Stafford and Moore were pushing each other as they headed down field. Stafford's hit occurred during the play and Moore's hit happened after the whistle. The fines were appropriate.

November 19, 2011  07:47 PM ET
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Stafford and Moore were pushing each other as they headed down field. Stafford's hit occurred during the play and Moore's hit happened after the whistle. The fines were appropriate.

Didn't think a penalty was any more or less, right or wrong, depending when it happens. (before or after the whistle) Attempting to injure someone is attempting to injure someone. .

November 19, 2011  08:02 PM ET
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Didn't think a penalty was any more or less, right or wrong, depending when it happens. (before or after the whistle) Attempting to injure someone is attempting to injure someone. .

That's why Moore was ejected. He tried to injure Stafford.

November 20, 2011  08:39 PM ET

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November 20, 2011  09:06 PM ET

You know what they say it is always the guy that takes the second swing that gets in the most trouble. In the SF/ AZ game in week 11, Arizona Wr Early Doucet hit Dashon Goldson in the back of the head while he was sitting on the ground. It caused Goldson to retaliate and take a couple of swings, Goldson got thrown out and will be fined, will Doucet? Neither should be suspended even though some of the announcers said it could happen to Goldson, I doubt it will.

 
November 20, 2011  09:38 PM ET
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You know what they say it is always the guy that takes the second swing that gets in the most trouble. In the SF/ AZ game in week 11, Arizona Wr Early Doucet hit Dashon Goldson in the back of the head while he was sitting on the ground. It caused Goldson to retaliate and take a couple of swings, Goldson got thrown out and will be fined, will Doucet? Neither should be suspended even though some of the announcers said it could happen to Goldson, I doubt it will.

Yes, it's always the guy that retaliates that gets the harshest penalty.

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