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09-02-09, 07:35 PM #1
NFL may fine Brett "Just Havin' Fun and Endin' Careers Out There" Favre for his illegal crackback block (w/video)
(CNN) -- The National Football League is reviewing a controversial block made by Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre during Monday night's pre-season game with the Houston Texans, the league told CNN Radio on Tuesday.
Favre -- who signed with the Vikings on August 18 after coming out of retirement for the second time in as many years -- committed an illegal "crack-back" block to the knees of Houston defensive back Eugene Wilson in the third quarter of the game. Favre was penalized and Wilson was injured on the play. NFL spokesman Randall Liu could not say when a decision on whether Favre will be fined is expected. However, he said fine information is typically confirmed on Fridays.
"In my mind I don't think there's any issue that he will receive some sort of a fine," said attorney Bill Moran, a partner at the New York law firm of McCarter & English. Moran recently advised the New York Giants in connection with a highly publicized shooting incident involving wide receiver Plaxico Burress.
Although he believes a fine is unavoidable, attorney Moran said Favre may be able to influence how severe the penalty is.
"If he is able to demonstrate to the commissioner that he is remorseful and that it won't happen again, I think that will weigh somewhat in the amount of the fine," said Moran. After the game, Favre insisted he wasn't trying to hurt Wilson on the play. "I hope he's OK," the three-time MVP said. "Believe me, my intentions were not to be cheap."
The flap over the "crack-back" block comes at a time when Favre may not be in 100 percent physical condition. He cited his initial reluctance at coming out of retirement to a partially torn rotator cuff. Favre also told ESPN prior to Monday night's game that he might have a cracked rib.
Read more: NFL reviewing Brett Favre's illegal 'crack-back' block - NFL - SI.com
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0w2mMJOmaw]YouTube - Brett Favre Crackback Block On Eugene Wilson[/ame]
09-02-09, 10:45 PM #2
I chalk it up to inexperience as a blocker, not being a cheap player.
Although I despise Brett Favre, and always have, he's never been, in my eyes, a "dirty" player. So I think the block is basically because he just, doens't know what he's doing. That, and he's decrepit.No one has greater love than this, to lay down ones life for ones friends - John 15:13
"The Wicked Flee When No Man Pursueth: But The Righteous Are Bold As A Lion".
We lucky few, we band of brothers. For he who today sheds his blood with me shall be my brother.
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09-03-09, 01:43 AM #3
he had the opportunity to put a wallop on that linebacker. i mean a real de-cleater. the type that would have been discussed in the locker room and on sportscenter for the entire season. if he would have just manned up and threw himself into his chest, he could have been nolan ryan kicking the shit out of robin ventura (i think that was his name)...and he punked out and went low to the knee. i like favre, ive always liked how he plays the game, but that was some bullshit.in the warriors code there's no surrender, though his body says stop, his spirit cries...NEVER. deep in our souls, a quiet ember, knows its you against you, its the paradox that drives us all. its a battle of wills, in the heat of attack, its the passion that kills, and victory is yours alone.
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09-03-09, 08:49 AM #4
One thing about football, there is always payback plays. This cry baby QB better grow eyes in the back of his head. #4 is marked to go down, and it won't bother me one bit.As today's police officers you are not unlike your counterparts of years past. You are an elite group of select members, a brotherhood of highly trained professionals, who are called upon to protect your community in a time of need. Guardians for safety. Being a police officer is not for the faint of heart. You must be honest, trustworthy and fearless in the face of evil. You are being watched everyday. Represent yourself, your department and the shield, for it should always be the embodiment of all that is good and justly. You are the thin blue line. Be proud, be tough and be safe.
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