Detroit Lions' Gosder Cherilus not fined for hit on Minnesota V...

Detroit Lions right tackle Gosder Cherilus was not fined for a hit that injured the left knee of Vikings defensive end Jared Allen in Minnesota's 20-16 victory over Detroit on Sunday. Full Story
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Fire Childress

Duluth, MN

#1 Dec 12, 2008
Who are these idiots that access fines for the NFL? The best part of the Williams' legal action would be if it leads to the NFL being held accountable for their own actions and halt the accessing of fines and penalties based on what side of the bed Goodell got out of in the morning.
Waders

Tucson, AZ

#2 Dec 12, 2008
Mr. Goodell would be better served if he spent more energy in getting the officials more capable in making correct calls and accurate placements. This dicking around with fines skewed out of bias is cheap and unprofessional. While I am a major Viking fan, this comment is not to bail out Kevin and Pat, but to recognize they got unfairly jobbed by an entity who thinks it is omnipotent. I say BS.
Vikes Fan

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Dec 12, 2008
This is full of BS..seriously...allen was clearly hit low in the knees by the detriot lions. yet that player didn't get fine. While our players get fined left to right for stupid reasons. Even if we hit someone low, we get fine. While someone else hit us low, they don't get fine. And also i agree that goodell should use his energy and power towards those stupid officials. Like this one play awhile back, aundrae allision had a little push off to get seperation to catch the ball. And he was called for pass interference. While around the league WRs where doin the same thing and you can clearly see it and notice it. And yet they don't get called for it. WTF!??..is that. One good example: RANDY MOSS...
sooperthanksfora sking

Bemidji, MN

#4 Dec 12, 2008
That was an obvious cheap shot. Do you think that the commish is a little miffed about the Williams situation not going his way right now, combined with Allen's obvious cheap shots on Matt Shaub earlier in the season is what kept the bonehead from Detroit getting fined?
IAVikeFan

Des Moines, IA

#5 Dec 12, 2008
Doesn't that just Flippin' figure... I've had it with these boneheaded NFL jack ass executives and officials. I'm glad the judge stuck the suspensions in their butts.

At this point, it wouldn't surprise me if another player tried to shoot Jared Allen and didn't get fined, but Allen would be fined $50,000 for wrestling the gun out of his hand, and suspended for 4 games for proceeding to whoop the dudes ass.

unbeleivable.
CT Viking fan

Burlington, VT

#6 Dec 12, 2008
More dumb rulings from the NFL. They have lost fan respect, and they will not get it back until the whole system changes.

GO VIKES!!!

“Lying scumbags need not apply”

Since: Jan 08

Yorktown, VA

#7 Dec 12, 2008
Wish a player would take Goodell out at the knees. See how he likes to be on the receiving end of hit.
dennis lynn

North Las Vegas, NV

#8 Dec 12, 2008
The Viking players are in Goodell's doghouse. Cheapshots against us will be tolerated and applauded. Watch the flags fly against us Sunday. Goodell does not want to see us make the playoffs. Scroo him. We score everytiime we get the ball will be the only way we can win. Last chance T-Jack..Prove us all wrong..Please..now
fracas

Sioux Falls, SD

#9 Dec 12, 2008
There was no fine for Cherilus because there was no need to fine Cherilus. The play that he made was a legitimate block during the course of the play. Allen over-reacted because he thought he was seriously injured. The issue of it being a "cheap shot" is not quite as clear. I think, in defense of Cherilus, that Cherilus was getting up off the ground while turning. He saw an opposing player pursuing his QB, and he cut him. Definitely not illegal, probably not necessary, but probably not an intentional cheap shot.

I am a Viking fan, and a big fan of Allen. The fines that Allen has received have been deserved. The only players you can't hit below the knees are the QB when in his throwing motion, and a defensive lineman who is engaged with an offensive lineman.

Quit whining and acting all persecuted. No NFL officials have it "out" for the Vikings.
Justin Sider

Santa Rosa, CA

#10 Dec 12, 2008
Willie Howard's (Vikes DT from Stanford) career was cut short because of a similar incident when a Tenessee O-lineman cut/chop blocked Howard. Career over. It is comparing apples to oranges when Allen hit Texan's QB. An O-lineman is practically tackling Allen when he is falling toward the QB. What is Allen supposed to do? Not try and tackle the QB? Cherilus' play was so freaking far away from the play and was not engaged with anyone. Unecessary roughness to a "T".
Mark

Watseka, IL

#11 Dec 12, 2008
In the Chicago game, the player who hit Gus late wasn't fined either. Now if that player had been Jared Allen, THEN there would have been a fine. The league is full of it.

“Get RIGHT or be left”

Since: Nov 07

www.dreamindemon.com

#12 Dec 12, 2008
I think it is obvious that the person or committee that assesses fines against players in the NFL is anti-Vikings based on what they fine Jared Allen for vs. other teams like Detroit and the Bucs (Mr. June).
Clancy

AOL

#13 Dec 12, 2008
fracas wrote:
There was no fine for Cherilus because there was no need to fine Cherilus. The play that he made was a legitimate block during the course of the play. Allen over-reacted because he thought he was seriously injured. The issue of it being a "cheap shot" is not quite as clear. I think, in defense of Cherilus, that Cherilus was getting up off the ground while turning. He saw an opposing player pursuing his QB, and he cut him. Definitely not illegal, probably not necessary, but probably not an intentional cheap shot.
I am a Viking fan, and a big fan of Allen. The fines that Allen has received have been deserved. The only players you can't hit below the knees are the QB when in his throwing motion, and a defensive lineman who is engaged with an offensive lineman.
Quit whining and acting all persecuted. No NFL officials have it "out" for the Vikings.
I suppose you could read Cherilus' mind? He had no intent?
Yet,you call Jared's hits deserving of punishment, and he's coming full tilt, being bounced around etc.You expect him to to be able to stop his momentum at will? Oh, come on! The guy laying on the ground knew exactly what he was doing. It was plain dirty and no reason for it. Of course you could excuse it by saying he is a rookie and DIDN'T KNOW any better.
trav

Stillwater, MN

#15 Dec 12, 2008
roger "god-complex" and his cronies are nazi's! believe it!

Since: Jun 08

Exeland, WI

#16 Dec 12, 2008
What a double standard.
Pure Pressure

United States

#17 Dec 13, 2008
The Vikings are treated the way they are because Goodell and company want to punish the state of Minnesota for not providing the Vikings with a new stadium! Think about, a new stadium would produce millions for the NFL and would be a state of the art facility. Would produce another Super Bowl in the Twin Cities as well. This is the NFL's way of applying pressure on Minnesota to step up!

Money Talks! BS walks!
vikebj

United States

#18 Dec 13, 2008
fines are a JOKE--What should be fined is not and than you cant touch a quaterback--sad
Jordan

Mankato, MN

#19 Dec 13, 2008
I agree he shouldn't be fined. he should be locked up in a room with allen. let Allen take care of him.
jimvk55

Pompano Beach, FL

#20 Dec 14, 2008
NFL has become a scam
Mike

Malden, MA

#21 Dec 14, 2008
He didn't deserve to get fined. He made a great play and protected his quarterback. I just wish the rest of the Lions OL would do the same.

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