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Proof Raheem Brock Deserved To Be Fined For Hit On Ben Roethlisberger


Seahawks defensive end Raheem Brock was fined today for his hit on Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger after being leg whipped by right tackle Marcus Gilbert. At first I thought the fine might be unjust, but if you look at the slowed down animated gif video below along with the still shots you can see Brock lunge for the legs long after his first knee hits the ground. In fact his knees come off the ground again as you can see in the video. As you can see, Brock was deserving of the flag and the fine. Brocks\’ do not bounce.

ETA: Adam Schefter reports Brock was fined $15K.

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  • Shannon Stephenson

    That clip puts more of a twist on it but still not big on the fine…although it is nice to see someone other than a Steeler get a unfair fine. The Numerous Fine League is still in effect.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jason-Fabian/1618367197 Jason Fabian

    10 years ago that would just be a regular football play. Now with the Palmer/Brady rule, its illegal.

    Bring back old tyme football!

  • Thomas

    Wheres the fine for second one? that one was even worse, there wasn’t even a trip…

  • Deluxe Edition

    its called momentum.. object in motion will stay in motion especially when that object is a 280lb+ lineman. His knees hitting in the ground are no where near enough to stop that enertia.

  • Terry

    I noticed that the clip you used doesn’t show the offensive lineman tripping Brock!

  • SteelersDepot

    I notice you did not read where I said he was leg whipped. Stop being a moron.

  • Skibum

    If anyones a moron its you for saying he was leg whipped and then also saying he deserved to be fine. I don’t see anything wrong with it at all!!! Maybe the lineman who leg whipped him should be fined for causing it.

  • Kevin

    I am pretty sure that being leg whipped does not necessarily mean that he did not also commite a foul. Momentum is carrying him downward and towards Ben when his knee hits. Had it just been momentum, he probably would have hit Ben even lower, if at all. That is a clear lunge when his knee hits rather than just continuing a fall to the ground.

  • Kevin

    Momentum would probably have carried him into Ben. However, the momentum would not have caused the spring from the knee that occurs above. You can see an additional push towards Ben when the knee hits.

  • Richard Vert

    This game is played at high speed . To call a penalty on that is just stupid. Then fine 15,000 for a guy doing his job is criminal . They are, ruining the game.

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