Chicago Bears rookie LB Jon Bostic was fined today $21k for his hit on San Diego Chargers WR Mike Willie. The hit was played around the world. It was a highlight of the game:
From watching it over and over and over again, I still don’t see why there was a need for a hefty fine. Mike Willie even called it a clean hit.
When I watched the game, I thought it was a fumble on the play, because Mike Willie had already made the catch.
The NFL is trying to clean up the league and they are trying to cut down on injuries, but these type of plays are the reason we watch this brutal sport. The same thing that they are fining Jon Bostic for is the same thing they are promoting to the rest of the world. This is how the NFL makes their money. Hits like this is what draws us in.
If they want to play some flag football, then I guarantee they will lose some of their audience. $21k for a clean hit?! RIDICULOUS!