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Yes. Belichick is notorious for that crap. Of course since the NFL's media partners slobber over the Patriots, nothing too bad can happen to them.It seems clear that the Mara/Rooney cabal on the Management Council has singled out the Redskins as an organization they want to teach a lesson to. So ANYTHING that happens here in DC that can potentially open us up for fines, suspensions, loss of draft picks, etc. will end up garnering attention.
Bellicheat has been monkeying around with his injury reports for years and I don't remember any fines for them.
Oh, that's right. Robert Kraft is right up there with George Washington, as the father of our country
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/football-insider/wp/2012/10/19/redskins-fined-20000-for-robert-griffin-iii-concussion-announcement/?wprss=rss_football-insiderBills, Redskins fined 20K each for injury report violations
Posted by Josh Alper on October 19, 2012, 5:19 PM EDT
The NFL has decided on fines for a pair of teams they believe violating the league’s procedures for reporting injury information.
Buffalo and Washington have each been fined $20,000 for their violations. The Bills were fined for not listing defensive end Mario Williams on the injury report after he commented publicly about the left wrist injury that he said had been bothering him on the field. Even though Williams practiced fully and played in games, the league says the Bills should have put him on the injury report. Williams has appeared on the injury report the last two weeks.
The Redskins are being fined for not properly updating the television network and news media about the condition of quarterback Robert Griffin III during the Week Five game against the Falcons. Griffin suffered a concussion on a hit by Falcons linebacker Sean Weatherspoon, but the team announced that he was “shaken up” and that his return was questionable without updating it when they confirmed he had a concussion. The NFL’s release makes clear that there was not a question about the way Griffin was treated, but their procedures require “accurate and timely information” from the teams.
The NFL’s decision to levy these fines could set the stage for the Ravens to be hit with some next week for not listing safety Ed Reed on the injury report with the shoulder injury he said he’s suffering from this week. Reed also said that there are plenty of players dealing with injuries that aren’t on the injury report, but, as Williams’ case makes clear, it’s the ones that get disclosed anyway that come back to bite teams.
The NFL fined the Washington Redskins $20,000 for the manner in which they announced information about the concussion suffered by rookie quarterback Robert Griffin III during a game earlier this month against the Atlanta Falcons.
League rules require teams to release timely and accurate injury information during games. The NFL found that the Redskins failed to comply.
The Redskins announced after Griffin was hurt that he’d been “shaken up” and his return to the game was questionable. The team provided no further update during the game. Coach Mike Shanahan said during his postgame news conference that Griffin had suffered a concussion.
Team officials later defended their handling of the matter, saying their announcement about Griffin being shaken up came before it was officially determined he had suffered a concussion. But Shanahan conceded that the team could have issued a follow-up announcement sooner about Griffin’s playing status and said the Redskins would do their best in the future to use different language when describing a head injury.
But the NFL said in a written statement that “team medical staff confirmed a diagnosis of concussion with ’2-3 minutes’ left in the game. Since that diagnosis ruled Griffin out while the game was in still in progress, at that point the team should have updated Griffin’s status for the televising network and news media from 'questionable’ to 'out with a concussion,’ especially since it involved a starting quarterback in a close game that could have gone into overtime.”
Redskins spokesman Tony Wyllie said that “we don’t agree with the league’s decision and we plan to appeal.”
Officials with the league and the NFL Players Association said previously that the Redskins followed all medical procedures properly when Griffin was injured in the third quarter of an Oct. 7 loss to the Falcons at FedEx Field. Griffin, who was hurt when he absorbed a hit to the head while running with the ball, was examined by members of the team’s medical staff and was removed from the game after it was determined that he’d suffered a concussion.
But the manner in which the Redskins released information about Griffin’s injury is a separate matter, league officials have said.
Thom Mayer, the medical director of the NFL Players Association, said Oct. 8 that he’d spoken to Anthony Casolaro, the team physician for the Redskins, and had been told by Casolaro that he wasn’t responsible for the use of the term “shaken up”. The Redskins shouldn’t have used those words to describe Griffin’s condition, Mayer said, though they did follow proper medical procedures, he said.
Griffin played in last Sunday’s triumph over the Minnesota Vikings at FedEx Field after he was cleared by Casolaro and an independent neurological consultant.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has said in recent years that the league and its teams are in the midst of bringing about a culture change on the issue of concussions suffered by players. The league has toughened its rules on head injuries, requiring a player who has concussion symptoms to be removed from a game or practice and prohibiting his return until he is cleared by an independent neurologist. The NFL is facing lawsuits by former players who say the league failed to properly warn them about the health risks of concussions. The league has denied the allegations, saying it never withheld information from players.
The NFL also announced that it fined the Buffalo Bills $20,000 for failing to list defensive end Mario Williams on the injury report while he was being treated for a sprained wrist.
Hmmmm...failing to disclose with less than 3 minutes left in a game warrants a fine, yet Belicheat takes extreme liberties every week...my agenda detector is a-blaring...