Flozell Adams Fined, But Was It Enough?

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Published: September 24, 2009

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... "Football" Giants Justin Tuck and Osi Umenyiora during Sunday's loss in Dallas.

Adams was fined $12,500 for both incidents, which I find a little soft.

He was fined $5,000 for unnecessary roughness in Tampa during Week One. And then Adams trips two Giants defenders the next week, which led to Tuck's shoulder injury—and don't kid yourself Cowboys fans, that also led to those gaping holes Marion Barber ran through.

I'm more forgiving when a rule is broken because of a mistake. But after watching the replays, both trips seemed deliberate.

To me, this screams for a higher fine. In a league that prides itself on protecting its athletes, the NFL needs to send a bigger message than a tiny fine like this one for a deliberate act.

For a guy that constantly finds himself on the commissioner's list, Adams seems to get off pretty light each time. Until the NFL takes a more severe stance, the infractions will probably continue.

Tuck and Adams have ...

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