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Jared Allen slapped with $21k fine for Lance Louis hit

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10:50 AM ET 11.29 | Minnesota Vikings defensive end Jared Allen was fined $21,000 for his hit that ended Chicago Bears offensive lineman Lance Louis' season. Louis tore his ACL when he was attempting to tackle Vikings cornerback Antoine Winfield following a Jay Cutlerinterception. During the play, Louis was blindsided by Allen, who was attempting to make a block for his cornerback. Louis was placed on injured reserve and will miss the remainder of the season. Louis started each of Chicago's first 11 games this season, but Gabe Carimi will now start in his place for the remainder of the season.

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November 29, 2012  10:58 AM ET

Should have been more......senseless hit

November 29, 2012  11:07 AM ET

Not sure what the NFL is up to. A lower fine for a hit that ends someone's season than for Suh's kick to Schaub, which only raised his voice an octave during the post-game press conference.

November 29, 2012  11:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Should have been more......senseless hit

I thought it was a clean hit. Maybe you'd rather they wear dresses and high heels.

November 29, 2012  11:25 AM ET

I really don't understand at all. It was no different than the Boldin block during the Ray Rice miracle play, and I don't think Boldin was fined.

The punishment should not be solely based upon how bad the blocked player was injured, as seems to be the case here.

November 29, 2012  11:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I really don't understand at all. It was no different than the Boldin block during the Ray Rice miracle play, and I don't think Boldin was fined.The punishment should not be solely based upon how bad the blocked player was injured, as seems to be the case here.

Football is a collision sport and injuries will happen.

November 29, 2012  11:36 AM ET

I wonder what kind of number crunching they did to come up with $21K. What? Was it slightly more flagrant than a $20K hit?

November 29, 2012  12:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Not sure what the NFL is up to. A lower fine for a hit that ends someone's season than for Suh's kick to Schaub, which only raised his voice an octave during the post-game press conference.

Beat me to it, Schaub didn't miss a beat:)

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November 29, 2012  12:11 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

i think the key word is senseless. Allen came off his feet and went into his head. There was no sense to make that type of block on that play. If Allen plants and goes into his chest, he still makes the block but Louis probably doesn't get hurt. If it was clean, there wouldn't be a fine.

Agreed. Allen appeared to be intentionally trying to hurt the guy. He's another guy who is judged by his well earned reputation.

November 29, 2012  12:55 PM ET

Lets see Carmini was benched after the 49er game. Now he got his job back because of an injury- does not sound good for the Bears. We shall see how it affects their team this week when they host the Seattle Seahawks in a playoff pivotal game.

November 29, 2012  02:17 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Not sure what the NFL is up to. A lower fine for a hit that ends someone's season than for Suh's kick to Schaub, which only raised his voice an octave during the post-game press conference.

The problem is that Suh has been fined several times for his hits, and Allen has not. Players with a history of dirty play will be given heavier fines.

November 29, 2012  02:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Lets see Carmini was benched after the 49er game. Now he got his job back because of an injury- does not sound good for the Bears. We shall see how it affects their team this week when they host the Seattle Seahawks in a playoff pivotal game.

Yeah, the player who could be most negatively affected by all this is probably Jay Cutler - his protection was bad enough as it was, and now it's probably going to get worse. He may not even make it to the playoffs.

 
November 29, 2012  03:10 PM ET

He blindsided him!

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