Nov 17, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks (55) clotheslines New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) behind the line of scrimmage during the fourth quarter at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks (55) was called for unnecessary roughness penalty. The New Orleans Saints defeated the San Francisco 49ers 23-20. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

49ers LB Ahmad Brooks Fined $16K For Hit On Drew Brees


Nov 17, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks (55) clotheslines New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) behind the line of scrimmage during the fourth quarter at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks (55) was called for unnecessary roughness penalty. The New Orleans Saints defeated the San Francisco 49ers 23-20. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

San Francisco 49ers LB Ahmad Brooks was fined today $16k for his hit on Drew Brees over the weekend. I guess you are not able to hit players hard anymore. Brooks didn’t hit Brees in the head or didn’t go near his knees, he just almost decapitated him with the force that he took down Brees with.

Check out the vid with a little bit of Jim Ross calling the action:

The hit was hard, but I don’t see how it should have drawn a fine. That is part of football.

H/T ESPN

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