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Dunta Robinson should face suspension

Posted on: September 19, 2011 12:20 am
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Posted by Josh Katzowitz

With all the new rules about head-hunting and helmet-to-helmet hits, you’d think that the only time a player would break that rule is if it was bang-bang play that was purely accidental. Especially if that person is already a repeat offender.

Dunta Robinson got nailed with a fine last year after a massive helmet-to-helmet hit on DeSean Jackson (which you can see in the video below), which resulted in a Jackson concussion.



Robinson got hit with a $50,000 fine that was later reduced, and everything was forgiven, right? Robinson even called Jackson to apologize.

That goodwill disappeared tonight when Robinson led with his helmet into the jaw of Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin that was so blatant and so nasty that the officials would not have been wrong to eject him from the game. In fact, that’s exactly what they should have done.

Maclin had to come out for a short time, but he returned soon after. It’s a good thing he wasn’t hurt more seriously, or the Internet outrage against Robinson would have been even more intense. For good reason. And though I don’t usually root for the commissioner to take large chunks of money from a player’s paycheck, here’s hoping that Robinson gets hit with a monster fine (in the six-figure range?) and a suspension.

At this point, he’s earned it, and he needs to be stopped.

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Comments

Since: Aug 10, 2009
Posted on: September 19, 2011 3:30 am
 

Dunta Robinson should face suspension

Couldn't agree more, I watched tonights hit, and despite what the obviously Eagles fans are saying on here...once again he hit with his shoulder first, then made contact UNDER maclin's face mask. If he was trying to hurt him he would've put the crown of his helmet in the side of maclin's helmet. You people don't know anything about football or are just too obviously biased to see what really happened. The refs didn't even throw a flag until they saw that Maclin didn't get up. It's just sad that they're taking the game away from these guys, it's madden football, when a rookie playing on a bad team throws for over 400 2 weeks in a row, there's a really unfair advantage to the offense. There's been dirty hits in football the last few years (the patriots DB going up into someone's helmet last year), by trying to put every single hit in which someone gets hurt (not really by the way, he came back the next play and just kind of laid there for a second), you take away from the hits that ARE really bad and should be taken out of the game. Gauranteed if Vick would've gotten spun into a defender, instead of his own lineman, these same idiots would be on here saying "he meant to hurt him, tear".



Since: Jan 9, 2010
Posted on: September 19, 2011 3:12 am
 

Dunta Robinson should face suspension

todd,
It doesn't matter whether you think last year's hit on Jackson was legal or not  because he was fined by Goodell for the hit anyway.  Now we can go back and forth all day saying his shoulder hit first or his helmet hit first, yet there was still helmet to helmet contact.  There's no denying that.

As for tonight's hit on Maclin, Robinson was clearly out for blood.  It was intentional all the way and like it was stated before, he fought not even five minutes later.  He is a repeat offender and this hit was arguably the most blantant cheap shot that I've seen so far since the fines started getting dished out.  If he doesn't get suspended for this one, and he should, the fine is going to be at minimum $100K. 



Since: Aug 10, 2008
Posted on: September 19, 2011 2:39 am
 

Dunta Robinson should face suspension

Thanks for the support!  That sums up my exact sentiment. I thought it was obvious I was speaking about last years hit.



Since: Aug 10, 2008
Posted on: September 19, 2011 2:29 am
 

Dunta Robinson should face suspension

Talk about ignorance..  I didn't comment on tonights hit jackass.  I commented on last years.  I thought that was pretty obvious.  The writer used this in addressing Robinson's track record as a so called dirty player. Did you think THAT hit was dirty?



Since: Sep 19, 2011
Posted on: September 19, 2011 2:24 am
 

Dunta Robinson should face suspension

Actually I gotta say, if you read the guys COMPLETE comment, it is very clear that he's referring to the hit Robinson made last season NOT the hit from tonight, so I guess it's your ignorance and not his in this particular matter.  Read the entire paragraph before you think.



Since: Sep 19, 2011
Posted on: September 19, 2011 2:04 am
 

Dunta Robinson should face suspension

Wow man, so you didnt even see the hit tonight on Maclin yet you've got this much to say about how the writer is clearly wrong and doesnt know a thing about football??  I watched the hit tonight in slow-mo on high def and I was outraged at the cheapness of it as was everyone that was there and I've talked to.  It's so obvious this guy is out for blood, you could see it in his eyes after the play and the fact that he was involved in a fight not 5 mins later, no remorse whatsoever.  Sorry buddy, but your comments are pure ignorance.  Watch the games before you decide to think...



Since: Sep 19, 2011
Posted on: September 19, 2011 1:57 am
 

Dunta Robinson should face suspension

That was as blatant of an intentional helmet-to-helmet hit as it gets...cheapshot all the way!  Now you cant take all voilent hits out of football but that was an obvious display of unsportsmanlike conduct and he deserves suspension.  This is the same guy that was involved in one of the fights 5 mins later and pushed a player and a ref, make an example of his @ss Goddell!



Since: Sep 19, 2011
Posted on: September 19, 2011 1:56 am
 

Dunta Robinson should face suspension

The Commish needs to throw the book at him, to send a clear message. Obviously, he didn't get it last year.




Since: Aug 10, 2008
Posted on: September 19, 2011 1:53 am
 

Dunta Robinson should face suspension

I normally hate when people attack the writer for stupid analysis but you are asking for this one.  I did not see tonights hit by Robinson but your comments about last years hit show you don't know a thing about football and probably never stepped on a field.  I don't care if they called a penalty last year or fined him $50,000, it was a clean hit, the way any coach would teach you how to do it.  Did you watch the video yourself? If you look closely, you can see his shoulderpads are the first thing to contact Jackson. Not his helmet. He basically got the penalty for hitting too hard. This was not a penalty in previous years. What was he supposed to do? Let him catch it and then touch him with two hands above the waist? If you don't want hits like that then get a coach that doesn't pretend he's playing a video game and pass every down and tell your QB not to set him up with the throw. It's all good when Jackson wants to taunt everybody while he's running for a TD but your not supposed to hit him?


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