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Childress fined $35K by league for comments

Posted on: October 26, 2010 6:33 pm
Edited on: October 26, 2010 7:14 pm
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Posted by Will Brinson

We mentioned earlier that Brad Childress was likely to get hit with a fine from the NFL for his comments about the officiating during Sunday night's loss at Green Bay, and the subsequent comments he made about the NFL informing him Visanthe Shiancoe's touchdown should have counted.

Now the results are in -- Childress has been fined $35,000 by the league for his comments.

NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said league policy is not to comment on conversations between Johnson and the clubs. Aiello said Johnson "is obligated to give his factual opinion of any call that is questioned by a club." But the policy also "states that all such conversations are confidential and are not to be discussed publicly," Aiello said.

That's a number that makes sense given what he said; the league has made clear that it doesn't tolerate anyone questioning the quality of its officials, and $25,000 for questioning them been a reasonable standard.

Tack on Childress' public disclosure of private comments from the league, and that's how they likely arrived at the $35K total.

Of course, that stings for Childress since he could have just given everyone in stripes the bird, at the low, low cost of only $5,000 more.

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Childress fined $35K by league for comments

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Since: Aug 10, 2007
Posted on: October 27, 2010 7:28 pm
 

Childress fined $35K by league for comments

Childress was absolutely correct to comment on the level of officiating was horrible. Zyggi wilf should step up and reimburse him for the fine. . . What Childress said IS the truth. The refereeing WAS horrible. How does a team which has a reputation of being penalized (18 the week prior) commit only TWO (2) infractions the entire game? They don't call the Packers for holding Jared Allen, or Kevin Williams (which they did on nearly every play), yet they call a Vikings DB for holding because he maintains contact with his hands on a pass that is about ten feet over the receiver's head. Seriously? Then they let the Green Bay DB's push and pull Randy Moss all night. . . One of the Packers linebackers, (either Clay Mathews or A.J. Hawk) took his helmet off DURING a play. He was NOT hit. He did it himself. No penalty was called . . . I believe there was more than just a little referee bias in the Packers favor.



Since: Aug 10, 2007
Posted on: October 27, 2010 7:09 pm
 

Childress fined $35K by league for comments

TRULY . . . YOU are a dufuss. . . EVERYONE who isn't a biased dufuss (like yourself) saw that for what it was: a completion. The comentators, who I am reasonably certain know a great deal more about the game and what constitues a catch, were incredulous at the reversal after the review. To quote Chris Collindworth " If that's not a reception, I don't know what is!" . . . Visanthe Shiancoe caught the ball, and maintained control throughout. The ball is allowed to touch the ground, as long as the control is maintained. Shiancoe caught the ball, and the ball never moved. . . The NFL Office Of Officiating admitted the refferees ha blown the call. . . Apparently your DUFUSSNESS is a better judge than the league office of officiating.




Since: Nov 2, 2007
Posted on: October 27, 2010 6:39 pm
 

Childress fined $35K by league for comments

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Since: Nov 2, 2007
Posted on: October 27, 2010 6:36 pm
 

Childress fined $35K by league for comments

  • Stupid calls, especially ones that are made after a 3 minute look at replays, will be discussed and frowned upon, forever. I was in disbelief that that call was made. I was at the Rams-Tampa game that brought about this rule. And the play Sunday was an exact duplicate. How that guy missed it is beyond me. Now, what was his fine?



Since: Oct 9, 2006
Posted on: October 27, 2010 6:27 pm
 

Childress fined $35K by league for comments

 Replay showed Childress was right. He was fined for his remarks. Then officials said they blew calls. So he was fined for public criticism of wrongful officiating. I have suspected for many years that certain games are fixed. It's the only explanation for some of these obvious blown replays. The mob is everywhere. Also gang influence,they are not just uneducated street hustlers. Do not forward this post. I don't want to have an accident.



Since: Aug 4, 2008
Posted on: October 27, 2010 3:53 pm
 

Childress fined $35K by league for comments

Chilly:  PLEASE refuse to pay.  Take it to court.  Force the NFL, on discovery, to reveal their procedure on blown calls.  Let's air this out in court.  I think enlightened people want to know.  There has to be some sort of appeal procedure in the NFL where it affects the results of games.  The argument that every game has blown calls only makes the integrity of the game less and less admirable.  The rapid increase in camera and replay technology has left the game behind.



Since: Jul 12, 2008
Posted on: October 27, 2010 2:38 pm
 

Childress fined $35K by league for comments

Jesus are we really still talking about this?  Watch the damn replay over and over and over again the ball fucking moved when it hit the damn ground... incomplete period.  Move on.


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