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Dunta Robinson Fined $40,000 For Hit On Maclin

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You know, I’m not a real big fan of Falcons’ defensive back Dunta Robinson. He does this thing where he tends to launch his body, helmet first, into the helmets of helpless receivers. It’s unnecessary, it’s cheap, and it’s dirty.

And before you give me that “toughen up, people in the NFL are too soft today” crap, just know that I think many of the NFL rule changes are weak. Still, there is never any reason to purposely go helmet to helmet with a receiver over the middle. That’s not intimidation, that’s not protecting a zone–that’s assault.

And Mr. Robinson has been in the principal’s office for this before. During last season’s meeting between the two teams, Robinson landed a similar hit on Desean Jackson, leaving both players concussed. That hit initially cost him $50,000, but that number was later reduced in half after an appeal. It’s simply amazing that Robinson could lay that type of hit as a repeat offender and avoid suspension.

Whatever. It’s one more thing to be pissed about should the Eagles and Falcons meet in the playoffs. I sure hope they do.

Here’s a look at the hit, for your viewing pleasure.

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