Biggs: Saints ordered to pay for shots on Favre
If it’s any consolation for the Minnesota Vikings (none), the New Orleans Saints had to pay up following their overtime victory in the NFC Championship Game.
Saints defensive end Bobby McCray has been fined $20,000 by the NFL for two hits in the game, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. McCray hit Brett Favre after he handed the ball off to Percy Harvin in the first quarter of the game. Later, McCray hit Favre in the knees following an interception in the third quarter, a shot that injured Favre’s ankle.
Makes you wonder about Gregg Williams’ comments this week regarding Peyton Manning a little, doesn’t it. The Saints defensive coordinator seems dead set on knocking the opposing quarterback out of the game.
Saints defensive tackle Anthony Hargrove was ordered to pay up $5,000 for unnecessary roughness, the result of a shot in the third quarter when he slammed Favre to the turf. Also, New Orleans’ Jonathan Casillas was fined $5,000 for unnecessary roughness. He hit punt returner Darius Reynaud after a punt had been downed.
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