Minnesota Vikings' Jared Allen: Fines...

Minnesota Vikings' Jared Allen: Fines are 'getting out of hand'

There are 47 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Oct 27, 2008, titled Minnesota Vikings' Jared Allen: Fines are 'getting out of hand'. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Vikings defensive end Jared Allen thinks fines in the NFL are getting out of hand.

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“FIRE CHILLY! FIRE CHILLY! ”

Since: Aug 08

Rensselaer

#2 Oct 28, 2008
CT Viking Fan wrote:
Hey, Brad. Maybe you SHOULD listen to the 3 ladies from Fargo. I'm guessing if you swap your playbook for their recipe books, we win 2 more games this year...and celebrate with some awesome snickerdoodles!
i would rather have chocolate chip cookies. that would be the only positive thing that came out of this season.

“Jaywalking”

Since: Oct 08

Minneapolis, MN

#3 Oct 28, 2008
If you do not want to get fined. Then control your behavior.

Your mother probably taught you that.
Jason M

Lititz, PA

#4 Oct 28, 2008
Too many suit and ties are ruining this league. If you would go back 20,30,40 years ago, half those guys couldn't even play now. You put Tatum, Butkus, Long, Karras, Alzado, Bednarik, Huff........I mean the list could go on, out there today and those guys would be fined into bankruptcy.

All that rubbish about todays players being faster and stronger..........Please. Do we forget guys used to play this game on both sides of the ball and with leather helmets???????
purplehaze

Canada

#5 Oct 28, 2008
Jason M wrote:
Too many suit and ties are ruining this league. If you would go back 20,30,40 years ago, half those guys couldn't even play now. You put Tatum, Butkus, Long, Karras, Alzado, Bednarik, Huff........I mean the list could go on, out there today and those guys would be fined into bankruptcy.
All that rubbish about todays players being faster and stronger..........Please. Do we forget guys used to play this game on both sides of the ball and with leather helmets???????
...brilliant post...and you;re right...half of these guys today wouldn't even be able to hold their jock straps!
Robert

Chengdu, China

#6 Oct 28, 2008
Take off all the junk and play the game like it was played in 1920.
Fire Childress Now

United States

#7 Oct 28, 2008
Shut up already!! Allen, you got the money to pay these fines. Maybe you need to worry about why you are not producing out on the feild and not about fines. Start doing your job and the rest will fall into place you big baby.
Free Jeff Dubay

Minneapolis, MN

#8 Oct 28, 2008
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REV BRIAN

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Oct 28, 2008
Jared Allen is right about it. Glad to see his courage. Too many times, we call a player a problem just because they express an opinion or show a little personality when the cameras are rolling. I watched MN do that to Randy Moss. How can an independent thinker who is not afraid to speak his mind be viewed as a problem? If the TV does not want their opinion, don't ask! But if they do ask, then they need to be prepared for whatever the person says, whether it conforms to their prejudices of how they feel a player should speak, or whether it is outside of that box.

Players deserve to celebrate when they achieve on the field. And they deserve to tell their side of the story when they feel they have been given a raw deal by the ref's. To take away these rights is not American.

The fans support your efforts, Jared. Keep on pushing the issue!

Rev. Brian James Shanley
www.myspace.com/rev_shanley
[email protected]
Lou

Rockport, TX

#10 Oct 28, 2008
Apparently Jared Allen never has worked a real job. Who can go out and badmouth their employer and get away with it?
Welcome to at least part of the real world, Jared.
40for60

United States

#11 Oct 28, 2008
Jared Allen is employed by the Minnesota Vikings and his checks are signed by Ziggy Wilf. Jared does not work for the NFL front office.
Justice

Faribault, MN

#12 Oct 28, 2008
Jared, quit yakkin and start sackin!
Mike

Saint Paul, MN

#14 Oct 28, 2008
Fire Childress Now wrote:
Shut up already!! Allen, you got the money to pay these fines. Maybe you need to worry about why you are not producing out on the feild and not about fines. Start doing your job and the rest will fall into place you big baby.
AMEN! This effin moron talks about protecting players wallets?!?!?! Umm Lots of people worse off then the NFL players
purplehaze

Canada

#15 Oct 28, 2008
Free Jeff Dubay wrote:
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...i need a fix...like right now dammit!!!
bping1

Charlotte, NC

#16 Oct 28, 2008
Let me see if I got this right. A "player" signs a contract to get paid millions and he has freedom of speech rights taken away? In the contract, I'm sure it mentions personal conduct. A "player" should conduct themselves as the employer expects and if not, pay the price. It's not about freedom of speech to act like an idiot, it's a privelege to play in the NFL. "Players" are blessed with talent and are payed extremely well. Along with the pay for performing, it's not too much to expect "players" to respect their employers. In real life, if an emplyee is not happy with their job, the find another one. All of this message is aimed at Jared Allen, but there are numerous "idiots" that would be on welfare if they were not playing pro sports. Again, it's a privelege to be blessed with talent and be paid as such. Go get a real job, or if you can't find a job, at least you have freedom of speech.
Jerami

Minneapolis, MN

#17 Oct 28, 2008
The fines are getting to be ridicolous...let them play the game...if its an illegal hit take it out on the field not in the wallets.

All those complaining about Jared Allens contributions to this team have no clue about the game. You look at stats and think that determines how well you did that particular season.

Brady threw for 50 TDs last season...you think he was more effective then Eli? Eli threw way less TDs...probably in the mid 20's. Who would you rather be? The winner or the guy who threw for 50 TDs? Id rather be the winner.

Allen has done his job...he is pressuring the QB and giving more opportunities to the rest of the line...maybe check Kevin William's sack numbers now compared to this point last year...if you do that you will see what the addition of Jared Allen has meant to this team...also take a look at the Vikings pass defense...its up 12 spots from last year...what the &*$% else do you expect?
Jerami

Minneapolis, MN

#18 Oct 28, 2008
Geez he even has 5 sacks...hes on pace for 12-14 sacks and you guys are crying about that? Give me a break.
36-Year Vikings Fan

Dallas, TX

#20 Oct 28, 2008
Jaywalking wrote:
If you do not want to get fined. Then control your behavior.
Your mother probably taught you that.
I taped the game and watched this penalty several times. It was no where deserving of ANY monetary fine let alone $5000! He jumped on the pile of tacklers/tacklees a second after they had whistled it dead. Another way for the NFL to get their greedy hands into others - let alone the outrageous ticket prices.

Let these guys play football, for crying out loud!
onshore

Huntsville, AL

#21 Oct 28, 2008
Fire Childress Now wrote:
Shut up already!! Allen, you got the money to pay these fines. Maybe you need to worry about why you are not producing out on the feild and not about fines. Start doing your job and the rest will fall into place you big baby.
What? Not blaming Childress for this one too?!! Not getting a little soft, are ya?

I'm totally with you on THIS one! JA make too much money to be b!.chin about anything.

BTW -- been working on that t*a*n like you asked.
Point Blank

United States

#22 Oct 28, 2008
I think Allen has a valid point. I like the NFL craking down but the Plaxico & K2 "verbal" fines of late are on the fringe of violating players First Amendment right's.
Joe Bagadonuts

Cologne, MN

#23 Oct 28, 2008
Jeff T, Topix is not censoring you. You're merely dead. Happy Halloween.

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