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    Packers Nick Barnett - Crying like a baby

    Barnett's agent wants league to acknowledge referee's wrongdoing
    td.yspwidearticlebody { font-size: 13.5px; }By CHRIS JENKINS, AP Sports Writer
    December 27, 2007



    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Nick Barnett might not file a formal grievance against NFL official Jim Quirk after all.
    The Green Bay Packers linebacker's agent says he is more interested in having the league admit that Quirk's rough treatment of Barnett was wrong.

    "Look, I don't think there's a lot to be gained by a grievance," agent Chuck Price said Thursday. "All we're trying to do is to protect Nick." Umpire Quirk grabbed Barnett by the neck and threw him to the ground while breaking up a scuffle during the Packers' loss at Chicago on Sunday.

    Price said he doesn't expect Quirk to apologize directly to Barnett, but hopes the league will "step up and acknowledge" that the official's actions were out of line.
    "I think the Packers organization and Nick both are owed an apology," Price said.

    Price previously told several media outlets he was considering filing a grievance with the league over the incident. League officials haven't announced any action against Barnett or the official.

    Price says Barnett gets fined all the time for actions that aren't as serious, such as wearing the wrong color wristband or committing a routine face mask penalty during a game.
    "This guy comes with a WWF choke hold, and just gets let go," Price said.

    Packers coach Mike McCarthy called Quirk's actions "totally unprofessional" earlier this week, but said Wednesday that he had spoken with NFL vice president of officiating Mike Pereira about the incident. McCarthy praised Pereira, but wouldn't reveal details of their conversation.

    "I'm comfortable with the conversation," McCarthy said. "That's something I can't share."

    Barnett said he didn't want to cause any further trouble and was letting McCarthy handle the incident, but joked that the official might have a future in professional wrestling. "I got in a choke hold, I couldn't really breathe a little bit," Barnett said. "He got a good one on me. I don't know how he got under that face mask, but he got a good hold on me."


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    Are you kidding me?? I'm happy to see the officials getting in the mix, breaking up fights. I would hardly call that a "WWF chokehold". What a baby.
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    Wow, mark your calendar. I'm going to agree with the player on this one.

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    I don't think the Ref's should be allowed to choke them (not saying he did in this case), but grabbing them and pulling them if they're fighting is okay by me.

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    Looked like the player was trying to get up on his own when the ref wrapped up his neck and pulled him off. My natural reaction to that is to throw my head and elbows back toward whomever has me in the hold. That ref was lucky in that regard.

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    I think the ref just grabbed him where he could in the heat of the moment. I don't think it was intentional but I bet Nick will think twice before he gets in the face of another offical as I have seen him do before!
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    Here is an update to the original story.


    GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The NFL has fined official Jim Quirk one game check for inappropriate physical contact with players, including Green Bay Packers linebacker Nick Barnett.

    The fine totals $8,150, NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said Friday.
    The decision came after Quirk grabbed Barnett by the neck and threw him to the ground while breaking up a scuffle during the Packers' loss at Chicago on Sunday.

    "It made my day the minute they began to address it," Barnett's agent, Chuck Price said Friday.

    Price had threatened to file a formal grievance on Barnett's behalf against Quirk, who was the umpire on the officiating crew that worked Sunday's game. Friday, Price said he would not pursue further action.

    "Nick was very satisfied with that," Price said. "The whole point (of considering a grievance) was for (the league) to move on it, and that it was addressed. They acted on it quickly. It was good enough for us."

    Packers coach Mike McCarthy had called Quirk's actions "totally unprofessional."

    Ray Anderson, NFL executive vice president of football operations, issued the fine to Quirk, who can appeal it to commissioner Roger Goodell.

    Goodell called Barnett and McCarthy on Thursday, then met Quirk in the league's New York office Friday.

    The fine also covers a similar incident involving Quirk and Atlanta running back Jason Snelling on a kickoff return in a Dec. 16 game against Tampa Bay.

    Neither Barnett nor McCarthy was available for comment Friday afternoon.

    "Our organization has already addressed that issue and moved on to the Detroit game," Packers spokesman Jeff Blumb said.

    http://www.nfl.com/news/story;jsessi...o&confirm=true
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