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Tim McHale
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Tim McHale

The editor-in-chief of SB Nation's site for all things Houston Texans, the aptly named Battle Red Blog.

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Although I'm a Texans fan who desperately hoped the team's best player wouldn't miss any games, I'm surprised that Andre Johnson was not suspended for throwing three (3) punches at Cortland Innegan (as the joke goes, the instigator got the "F" knocked out of him). I suppose the groundwork was laid for the fine-only treatment the week before with the league's treatment of Richard Seymour for his sucker-punch of Ben Roethlisberger, but it does raise the question of how James Harrison can be fined three times as much as someone who took another player's helmet off and landed three blows presumably intended to hurt the other party. Say what you will about Harrison's penchant for "illegal" hits, but they occurred within the context of a live play. While the Johnson-Innegan melee may have started during live play, it clearly resolved well after the whistle blew.

So why the disparity? It wouldn't have anything to do with the Texans' next two games being primetime affairs (Thursday night against the Eagles, followed by a Monday night game against the Ravens), would it?

Nah...

By Tim McHale  |  November 30, 2010; 8:47 AM ET  | Category:  Houston Texans , Roger Goodell , Tennessee Titans Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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You know, I am getting pretty sick and tired of the way the league is running these days. The only way we are going to get their attention is by not watching and they know that wont happen. They have us by the short curllies on this one boys. I don't want anyone hurt any more than the next guy but what ever happened to football. Protect some guys but let others brawl. The league is only watching out for its own intrests !!! Check out The GH-4 Effect. www.thegh-4effect.com

Posted by: snydersweb | December 1, 2010 9:13 AM

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