The NFL has fined Arizona Cardinals safety Adrian Wilson $25,000 for unnecessarily driving Buffalo Bills quarterback Trent Edwards into the ground Sunday. ...
The NFL said in an e-mail to ESPN.com that Wilson violated Rule 12, Section 2, Article 12 (2) of the NFL Official Playing Rules, which states "a defensive player must not unnecessarily or violently throw [a player] down and land on top of him with all or most of the defender's weight. Instead, the defensive player must strive to wrap up or cradle the passer with the defensive player's arms."
Hey, Rule 12, Section 2, Article 12 (2) sounds familiar. Oh, right, it's why James Harrison was flagged in the Jags game even though, you know, he did none of those things described in the rulebook. Luckily, he accused the ref of betting on the game and it cost him 20 large.
Put differently, making disparaging remarks about shoddy officiating is only 20 percent worse than knocking Edwards so stupid J.P. Losman seems smart by comparison. And dancing? Well, that's only 40 percent as egregious and unnecessarily scrambling a quarterback's brains.
I'm just glad the NFL has thought this through; I'd hate for these fines to seem completely arbitrary.