The incident occurred with the New England Patriots facing a second-and-9 at their 21-yard line early in third period. Brady dropped back to pass and as he avoided pressure he spun and slipped to the ground. Broncos defensive tackle Vance Walker corralled Brady's legs, but Miller jumped over Walker, hitting the quarterback. Officials penalized Miller 15 yards for roughing the passer.
Miller told The Post he was fined $8,681 for striking the Patriots quarterback. Roughing the passer calls for a $17,363 penalty according to the NFL fine schedule, but Miller received a fine in accordance with a late hit.
What the fuck is that all about? Roger Goodell can fine someone less if they hit Brady? I'm not a lawyer, but doesn't that equate to putting a bounty on someone's head? If Von Miller got penalized for roughing the passer, he should get fined for ROUGHING THE PASSER. Period.
If I'm Tom Brady, I'm on the phone with the NFLPA tonight. Roger Goodell has to be called out for this. He owes it to Tom Brady, the Patriots and the entire NFL to explain his reasoning.
This sends a message to the rest of the league that if you go after Tom Brady, you basically get a discount. That is fucked up. And it is no different than paying players to injure guys (get ready for DiscountGate).
Tom Brady and the entire Patriots organization must be ripshit right now.
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