Ray Edwards Appealing Fine, Undergarments
November 25, 2008 at 02:12am by Scott • 1 Comment »
Profootballtalk is running a story about Ray Edwards of the Vikings appealing the $25,000 fine he was handed for two separate incidents in last week’s game.
“No offense to women, but men don’t wear panties. We chose to play this game. We don’t cry when we get cracked unexpectedly. That fine is what it is. Just got to go out there and play ball and have fun.”
Although PFT mentions in passing that Edwards understands the Garcia fine, they kind of brush over it. They’re really focused more on the “panties” part of the quote. And, I mean, who can blame them? Panties are awesome. You know the neon-colored, lacy ones that barely have any fabric to them at all? Like, they’re virtually transparent? Those fucking rock. Or the ones that have those little… wait, what was I talking about? Oh, right. Football players bitching about money and hits. Yeah, that’s a lot more fun. (wanking motion)
It’s really the leg whip that he has a problem with. Here’s the rest of what he said:
“That’s ridiculous,” he said. “One is a leg whip, which I’ve never heard of. OK, I can respect the first one. I hit Garcia a little late. Even during that play I told him, ‘My bad. I thought you still had the ball.’ He was running around like a rabbit so I didn’t know if he had the ball still or not.”
I haven’t re-watched the game and probably won’t this week, so I don’t know where the leg whip happened or if it was legit. But for him to say he never heard of a leg whip is silly. The offensive lineman basically lays down on the play and kicks the defensive lineman’s legs out from under him. It hasn’t been legal for many decades. Please… he never heard of it? That’s like not knowing that games can end in ties.
Anyway, let him appeal whatever he wants, but that Garcia hit alone warrants at least the original $25,000, as we’ve already discussed. If it gets reduced because of the whip, that’s going to be unconscionable.