Visitors Now:
Total Visits:
Total Stories:
Profile image
By Sports Gab Network
Contributor profile | More stories
Story Views

Now:
Last Hour:
Last 24 Hours:
Total:

Giants DE Olivier Vernon Hit with Big Fine on Hit on Bears QB Jay Cutler

Friday, November 25, 2016 20:22
% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

(Before It's News)

Olivier Vernon

It was bad enough that Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon was assessed a dubious penalty in last Sunday’s 22-16 win over the Bears. On Friday, the NFL added insult to injury by hitting Vernon with an $18,231 fine, Dan Duggan of the Newark Star-Ledger reports citing a source.

The fine amount is the minimum for a roughing the passer penalty.

On the second play of the win over the Bears, Vernon broke through the line and leveled Jay Cutler with a form tackle as the quarterback released the ball. The pass fell incomplete and Vernon got up to return to the Giants’ huddle while Cutler remained on the turf in pain.

After a brief delay, referee Craig Wrolstad threw a flag. Wrolstad announced a roughing the passer penalty on Vernon to the shock of the Giants and their 78,898 fans at MetLife Stadium. Wrolstad said the penalty was for “driving the quarterback into the ground with his full weight.”

The post Giants DE Olivier Vernon Hit with Big Fine on Hit on Bears QB Jay Cutler appeared first on Giants Gab.

Visit Giants Gab for all your New York Giants News! You can also follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

Report abuse

Comments

Your Comments
Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

Top Stories
Recent Stories

Register

Newsletter

Email this story
Email this story

If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.