Biggs: Trueblood keeps opening wallet
It’s no surprise that Jeremy Trueblood continues to send money off to some of the charities that the NFL has lined up to receive the proceeds from its fines.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers right tackle doesn’t seem to have a control switch. Last year, he started a fracas in a game at Chicago, and was ultimately fined. Bears defensive tackle Tommie Harris accused him of “grabbing my junk.” That’s not considered an acceptable measure, even in the nastiest of pileups.
Anward Richardson of the Tampa Tribune details how Trueblood was zapped $25,000 by the NFL this time around. He was ordered to pay up for some unnecessary roughness in the loss at Carolina last week. He cleaned out Panthers cornerback Chris Gamble well after a play had ended. Trueblood said he has been fined at least 10 times, and four have come this season.
“When I very first started playing football, I had an old NFL player as a coach who preached and preached to me that if somebody is standing around a pile, hit em," Trueblood told Richardson. "Someone is jogging and not paying attention, knock their head off. You take them out or they take you out.
"It's literally how it is. It's not being dirty. I'm never trying to hurt anyone."
Of course not.
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