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Old 01-09-2010, 10:05 AM   #1
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Ayers fined for Jamaal Charles body slam
Posted by Mike Florio on January 9, 2010 10:40 AM ET
A reader asked us last night to obtain an explanation for the NFL's failure to fine Broncos defensive end Robert Ayers for his Turkey Joe Jones move on Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles in Week 17.

As it turns out, no explanation is needed; Ayers was fined.

Per NFL spokesman Greg Aiello, the league slapped Ayers with a $5,000 sanction for unnecessary roughness.

The hit can be seen at roughly 1:15 of the NFL.com highlight package from the Chiefs' upset of the Broncos.
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Old 01-09-2010, 10:07 AM   #2
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$5K...?

To be honest I thought it was going to be a lot more than that.
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Old 01-09-2010, 10:09 AM   #3
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$5K...?

To be honest I thought it was going to be a lot more than that.
I thought so as well. I am not too outraged or anything. I am glad the league came out and made some action but 30k for a sombrero but 5k for this? Could have broke the dudes neck. And it isnt like it was some fast crazy play like those helmet to helmet hits you see in the secondary. He had to go out of his way to do i.
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pardon my ignorance, but why was that tackle ruled "unnecessary roughness"? the play was still live right?
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It goes to show how much Florio knows about the Broncos that he thinks Ayers is an End.
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pardon my ignorance, but why was that tackle ruled "unnecessary roughness"? the play was still live right?
It was after the whistle. But still unnecessary either way.
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I enjoyed the tackle.
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pardon my ignorance, but why was that tackle ruled "unnecessary roughness"? the play was still live right?
Because it was putting Charles in an unnecessarily dangerous situation. There is no reason to go out of your way to slam a guy on to his neck when you can tackle him all the same.
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I enjoyed the tackle.
259 yards rushing will do that to ya.
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Because it was putting Charles in an unnecessarily dangerous situation. There is no reason to go out of your way to slam a guy on to his neck when you can tackle him all the same.
no, actually the whistle was blown in the middle of the tackle. You can't just stop what you're doing. Broncos players couldn't tackle that guy all day, they had to get him down somehow. This is football, guys are going to get slammed, it was a stupid wimpy call.
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Because it was putting Charles in an unnecessarily dangerous situation. There is no reason to go out of your way to slam a guy on to his neck when you can tackle him all the same.
but he couldn't tackle him all the same...Is it illegal to pick someone up?
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Only time i said his name all year was that play ... nice of him to cost us 15 that one time .
Bust ...
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pardon my ignorance, but why was that tackle ruled "unnecessary roughness"? the play was still live right?
I know we're in the minority in this position but I feel the same way. You have to tackle guys gently now? I didn't know that. All that said, I watched the game online on a tiny little viewer so I might not have the best perspective on the whole thing.
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5K well spent. Charles will be scared of Ayers now for years to come.
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It was Ayers only tackle of the year, he had to make it count.
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no, actually the whistle was blown in the middle of the tackle. You can't just stop what you're doing. Broncos players couldn't tackle that guy all day, they had to get him down somehow. This is football, guys are going to get slammed, it was a stupid wimpy call.
It isn't about the whistle. This is a penalty no matter what the whistle does.

It isn't about guys simple getting hit or slammed...that happens all the time...there was a reason this was a penalty AND a fine. It is because of the dangerous and unnecessary nature of the hit. If you don't believe in unnecessary roughness at all thats fine...thats another issue. This is the exact kind of play the rule was made for.
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5K well spent. Charles will be scared of Ayers now for years to come.
Yea, it really seemed to spook him the rest of the game.


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I know we're in the minority in this position but I feel the same way. You have to tackle guys gently now? I didn't know that. All that said, I watched the game online on a tiny little viewer so I might not have the best perspective on the whole thing.
No.
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but he couldn't tackle him all the same...Is it illegal to pick someone up?
Why not? He had his hands around his hips and easily could have brought him down...he was getting his ass kicked all day and was frustrated so he slammed him.

Are you really trying to tell me that is the only way he could have brought Charles down?
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Honestly I thought it would be much more than 5k. That was bush-league frustration venting by a marginal player, on a defense that was getting clowned by Jamaal Charles. Ayers should have been ejected.
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4:24. No penalty.
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4:24. No penalty.
Ah, but you see, Brian was a well known, hard-hitting safety, playing for an East Coast team in that video. So no penalty. Read the rule book dummy!
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Late hit, but Ayers is lucky it was only 5K of his stolen money.
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4:24. No penalty.
I guess we know who taught Ayers how to tackle.....
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Late hit, but Ayers is lucky it was only 5K of his stolen money.
People keep focusing on the whistle. I think that matters little. It was an illegal hit.
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