Favre Facing Potential Fine For Block
UPDATED (10:45 a.m.)...
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre potentially could face a fine by the league for an illegal block during a preseason game Monday night. The play is under review by the league, an NFL official said Tuesday.
Favre was penalized for an illegal crack-back block on the Houston Texans' Eugene Wilson. Favre lined up at wide receiver on the play in a "Wildcat" formation.
"What was up with that?" Wilson said after the game of Favre's illegal block, according to the Associated Press. "Seriously, what was up with that?"
Favre said during his postgame news conference that he hadn't been trying to hurt Wilson.
Even so, the league office handed out numerous fines last season for illegal hits during games, to the point that players and union officials were critical of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's approach. The fines were imposed in many instances to protect quarterbacks. In this case, it's a quarterback that potentially could be fined.
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