News: DMN: Tyron Smith will appeal fine, but won’t appeal to teammates to help him pay

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  1. WoodysGirl

    WoodysGirl U.N.I.T.Y Staff Member

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    By David Moore / Reporter
    3:46 pm on September 12, 2012 | Permalink

    Tyron Smith’s horse-collar tackle in the opener saved a touchdown.

    But it cost him $15,750.

    That is the fine the Cowboys left tackle received for the play that kept NY Giants linebacker Michael Boley out of the end zone.

    “I was expecting it, but I didn’t know it would be that high,” Smith said.

    While Smith’s agent has advised him to appeal the fine, he won’t appeal to his teammates to help him play. The Cowboys defense executed a goal line stand after Smith’s tackle that forced the Giants to settle for a field goal.

    “It’s all on me,” Smith said. “I’m not going to ask.

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  2. arglebargle

    arglebargle Well-Known Member

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    I think these fines can end up being substantially reduced. But that's the equivalent of a retraction on page 15 of a newspaper. Smart thing to do in any case, don't think there was much of a threat of landing on the guy's legs.
  3. 5Stars

    5Stars Here comes the Sun...

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    That's chump change for Tyron. He probably has the much in his wallet.


    But, that fine was well worth it the way it turned out.
  4. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    This is the minimum fine. His agent asked for an appeal b/c it costs nothing.

    The only way it gets reduced is if the league decides it wasn't a horsecollar -- unlikely since Smith has said he knew it was a penalty

    I do think that in practice, agents are going to tell the players to appeal everything as fines go up with each offense.
  5. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    wasn't the minimum $7500?
  6. Risen Star

    Risen Star Likes Collector Zone Supporter

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    Yeah, I don't understand why he's appealing it. It was a clear horsecollar tackle and that's the minimum fine for that in the new CBA.
  7. CowboysYanksLakers

    CowboysYanksLakers Well-Known Member

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    I bet the team will pick up that fine...
  8. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    No, it is not. Last year the league reported the minimum as 15k -- Adam today verified that it went up to $15,750 for this year

    Seriously Burm, you'd look like less of a fool if you just used Google once in a while
  9. AbeBeta

    AbeBeta Well-Known Member

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    They cannot without violating salary cap rules.

    Teams aren't going to screw with that given what the league did to the Saints. You'd have to be the dumbest team in the world to try something like that
  10. Bungarian

    Bungarian Butt Monkey

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    Is every single personal foul a fine now?
  11. AdamJT13

    AdamJT13 Salary Cap Analyst

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    Yes, unless the league decides that it was a bad call.

    Here is the NFL Fine Schedule for 2012 --


    Offense Against Game Official

    Physical Contact with Official $26,250 $52,500
    Verbal or other Non-Physical Offense Against
    Official $21,000 $42,000

    Player Safety Rules and/or Flagrant Personal Foul
    Suspension or fine; severity to be determined by degree of violation

    Striking/Kicking/Kneeing $7,875 $15,750
    Horse Collar Tackle $15,750 $31,500
    Face Mask $7,875 $15,750
    Leg Whip $15,750 $31,500
    Late Hit $7,875 $15,750
    Spearing $21,000 $42,000
    Impermissible Use of the Helmet (including illegal launching) $21,000 $42,000
    Hit on Defenseless Player $21,000 $42,000
    Blindside Block $21,000 $42,000
    Roughing the Passer $15,750 $31,500
    Low Block $7,875 $15,750
    Chop Block $7,875 $15,750


    Fighting $26,250 $52,500
    Unnecessarily Entering Fight Area (active involvement) $5,250 $10,500
    Unnecessarily Entering Fight Area (no active involvement) $2,625 $7,875


    Excessive Profanity; other Unsportsmanlike Conduct (e.g., toward opponent(s), game personnel, fans, etc.) $10,500 $21,000
    Taunting $7,875 $10,500
    Football Into Stands $5,250 $10,500


    Foreign Substances on Body/Uniform $7,875 $15,750
    Chin Straps $7,875 $10,500
    Personal Messages $5,250 $10,500
    (Additional fines may be imposed on team management and coaching staffs for condoning, permitting, etc., violations in this area)
    Other Uniform/Equipment Violations $5,250 $10,500

    On Field Commercial Logo Violation

    Considered violation of official League licensing agreements; suspension or fine; severity to be determined by degree of violation.

    Gang Signing

    Considered conduct detrimental to the League; suspension or fine; severity to be determined in accordance with provisions of the Personal Conduct Policy.

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