Griffin concerned about Ed Reed precedent

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  1. Titans Insider

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    The NFL’s disciplinary actions against Ravens safety Ed Reed have Titans safety Michael Griffin concerned about what could happen to him down the line.

    Reed was initially suspended for this Sunday’s game – and penalized a $423,529 game-check — for what the league termed a pattern of helmet-to-helmet hits. His latest hit came last Sunday, when Reed was flagged for an unnecessary roughness call against Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders.

    Upon appeal, the league overturned the suspension and lowered the fine to $50,000.

    But the entire ordeal was still enough to bother Griffin, who has been fined twice this season — $15,000 for a helmet-to-helmet hit and $21,000 for a horse-collar tackle. Griffin escaped a fine despite another helmet-to-helmet hit against the Bills.

    “I wonder since I got a horse collar this year and a helmet-to-helmet hit, what would be my next fine?” Griffin said. “What would the league do to me? As a defensive player, it puts you in a tough situation because they say you can go low (on a tackle), but if I go low and it’s a deep pass (completed), it’s a big play. And as a secondary, you don’t want to give up the big play.”

    Griffin said he thinks that even if the league suspends players, it should set a universal fine amount for all players instead of taking away game checks.

    “I don’t think you should fine a game check because everyone’s is different because of the salaries,” Griffin said. “You’re talking about half a million dollars (for Reed) for a hit that wasn’t even that bad of a hit compared to what I’ve seen.”

    Griffin has appealed both his fines, but hasn’t heard results on either appeal.

    “I’m just mad he already got his appeal already and mine hasn’t come in for either one,” Griffin said. “I’m still $41,000 in the hole.”

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  2. xpmar9x

    xpmar9x Vote for Pedro

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    GREAT! Now he's going to play more like a wuss.
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  3. Ensconatus

    Ensconatus Losing faith...

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    Lol this dude is way more worried about losing a check than he is losing a game. FOH you ***** made use to be safety. Retire. F@&K!
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  5. Titaneers

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    first thought when reading this article was "why are you concerned? you dont do anything anyways..."
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  6. xpmar9x

    xpmar9x Vote for Pedro

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    I only gave you a high-5 because,

    well I don't really have a reason
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  7. Serjio

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    Griff has nothing to worry about, he hardly makes contact.
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  8. Titan43

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    I didn't know that Ed Reed set the precedent for helmet to wiff contact.
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    There are no fines for headshots on air. You should be fine Mr. Griffin
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  10. GOFIGURETITANS

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    I dont think michael (cant tackle a peewee) griffin has anything to worry about here. I am POSITIVE all the wide receivers in league will stand up as character witnesses in his defense. Anything just to keep him on the field, right?
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