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"Hefty" fine for misguided RGIII injury report not so hefty after all

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06:22 PM ET 10.19 | The NFL has handed down a "hefty" $20,000 fine to the Washington Redskins for the way they handled rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III's concussion two weeks ago against the Atlanta Falcons. RGIII left the game and did not return when he was blasted by the Falcons defense on a quarterback sneak he neglected to slide on. The Redskins in turn neglected to reveal the severity of RGIII's injury to the media, simply saying that the former Heisman winner and new NFL superstar was merely "shaken up" after the game. Washington later said that RGIII had a "mild concussion" and the NFL apparently didn't like the choice of words initially used to describe the injury. But the media may have gotten a little too excited about how severe the punishment for lying to them would be.

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Robert Griffin III, AP Photo/Evan Vucci Robert Griffin III, AP Photo/Evan Vucci
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October 19, 2012  08:33 PM ET

What's the fine for? Misleading the media? Who cares about the media? We don't need no steenking media!

The kept him out of the remainder of the game. He was evaluated by a team of doctors. After the evaluation, they determined that he had a concussion. What were they supposed to do? Immediately announce they would sit him for 8 games, just in case?

Until the doctors completed the evaluation and issued their findings, there was nothing to say.

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October 19, 2012  08:54 PM ET
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What's the fine for? Misleading the media? Who cares about the media? We don't need no steenking media!The kept him out of the remainder of the game. He was evaluated by a team of doctors. After the evaluation, they determined that he had a concussion. What were they supposed to do? Immediately announce they would sit him for 8 games, just in case?Until the doctors completed the evaluation and issued their findings, there was nothing to say.

Misleading the gamblers what else would there be an injury report especially fining them for erroneous reports Than you look at the NHL there are 2 types of injury lower and upper body injuries

October 19, 2012  08:59 PM ET
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As far as the stinking Media pisssss/ss on them

Golden showers for the media works for me

October 19, 2012  09:20 PM ET
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What's the fine for? Misleading the media? Who cares about the media? We don't need no steenking media!The kept him out of the remainder of the game. He was evaluated by a team of doctors. After the evaluation, they determined that he had a concussion. What were they supposed to do? Immediately announce they would sit him for 8 games, just in case?Until the doctors completed the evaluation and issued their findings, there was nothing to say.

I agree 100%

October 19, 2012  09:22 PM ET

Protect the R... But the R has to protect himself too. It's chess not checkers and us fans get that baby!!

HAIL TO THE REDSKINS!!

October 19, 2012  09:23 PM ET

And Snyder's suit probably cost $20,000 yo.

October 19, 2012  09:25 PM ET

Blow that on crab legs yo....

October 19, 2012  09:26 PM ET

It cost 20K to fire up the yacht brother...

October 19, 2012  09:27 PM ET

Cheerleaders winter stockings cost 20K bro...

October 19, 2012  09:29 PM ET

You hear that ? ..................................................








Snyder just spent $20K.

October 19, 2012  09:31 PM ET
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Cheerleaders winter stockings cost 20K bro...

But they pay for their own....

October 19, 2012  09:32 PM ET

Daniel Snyder got 99 problems and $20K ain't one.

October 19, 2012  09:38 PM ET
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They are playing with this young guy's life out there.

He's not the first man to play QB ya know ?

October 19, 2012  09:39 PM ET

It's like... Everybody wants to discuss The R... Inquiring minds want to know.

October 19, 2012  09:39 PM ET

If you want to know about the R go to footlocker and buy some of my man socks yo.... Get some of the socks.

October 19, 2012  09:41 PM ET

We have to protect our rookie QB from you vultures...

 
October 19, 2012  09:45 PM ET

If you weren't down when Jim Zorn was around, keep the Redskins out your mouth yo.

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