By Curt Popejoy
The NFL has reached peak absurdity. NFL Insider Adam Schefter is reporting the league is fining Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt for his hit on Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan last week.
If you don’t think this fine isn’t a shot at the franchise for the comments head coach Mike Tomlin made you are kidding yourself. The notion what Watt did was “forcibly hitting the knee area or below” is completely asinine.
At this point, the best thing the NFL could do is to try and draw less attention to this debacle. But instead, they choose to continue to plant their flag on this hill. There is no way Watt have should have even been flagged for the hit, much less fined for it. Hopefully Watt immediately files an appeal for the fine and makes this as big an issue as humanly possible. The NFL must be held accountable for decisions like this.
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