Memo to the NFL: Let the Punishment Fit the Crime

Posted: 15th October 2009 by Ron Clements in NFL
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I realize football is a tough sport. I played the game in high school.

Like Vince Lombardi once said, ôFootball is not a contact sport, itÆs a collision sport.ö

Injuries happen, and IÆm OK with that, as long as they happen within the rules.

St. Louis Rams defensive tackle Gary Gibson broke bones in his foot and ankle in SundayÆs loss to Minnesota after being shoved by Vikings tackle Artis Hicks. Gibson fell awkwardly to the Edward Jones Dome turf, and his season was over.

The shove came after Vikings quarterback Brett Favre had released the ball, completing a 47-yard pass down field to Sidney Rice. Fifty yards behind the play, Gibson lay writhing in pain.

GibsonÆs season was over with a cheap shot, an unnecessary shove after the play. Wha ...

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