Anticlimatic Fine on Steelers' Holmes

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The NFL can’t be serious can they?

Sure, if you believe NFL.com, which is reporting that the NFL is planning on fining Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receiver Santonio Holmes $10,000 for his Super Bowl game winning touchdown celebration.

Aye aye aye.  Why?  What’s the point?  For the record, he should be fined.  However he should have also drawn a penalty flag during the game and assessed a 15 yard flag for unsportsmanlike conduct.  The referees will never tell you they missed the call though.  I think the referees, although flag happy at times in the Super Bowl, did a pretty good job – except for that one.  The other calls were too close to overturn.

I’m so sick of players drawing fines later for calls never made during the game.  Sure many of them deserve the fines, but it so anti-climatic, so really, what’s the point?  First of all, Holmes I guarantee you will not miss the money.  Secondly, he’d probably pay a million dollars if it meant still keeping the Super Bowl Championship, which he will because no amount of fine will change the outcome of the game.

Lastly, why did it take two and a half weeks to levy the fine?  It’s almost as if someone in the NFL front office said “oh hey, nothing going on right now, wanna sit down and watch some tape of the game and see what we can find?”

You know what, just let Holmes keep his money.  A fine doesn’t do a thing for the Cardinals now.  It won’t sway Holmes from making the move again.  Only a suspension, which would be ridiculous in this world of the No Fun League, would deter such action in the future.  Please.  A $10,000 fine this far removed from the Super Bowl is like me being fined $20 for a parking violation that occurred a year ago.

For the record, no such parking violation exists.

Scott Allen

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