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William Gay Fined

I haven't seen this posted yet (I'm sure our staff are enjoying a well-earned thanksgiving break) but it was interesting to see that William Gay got fined for his hit on Jason Campbell. Shutdown Corner has an interesting writeup about the ordeal.

Mary Kay Cabot reported in the Plain Dealer that the league said Gay "unnecessarily delivered a forcible blow to (Campbell's) head and neck area." He was fined $15,750. The hit caused a fumble leading to a quick Pittsburgh TD making the score 20-6. Had the penalty been called, the Weeden would have had a first down only down 7 points. Perhaps he wouldn't have been stretched to force the errors that he had made, or maybe with Pittsburgh having to drive the whole field the defense could have made something happen. The only thing for certain is that the event effectively eliminated any (realistic) hopes the Browns had of making the playoffs.

On a final note- does anyone know how the NFL comes up with these fine numbers? This seems to be a very specific amount linked to the player's salary, but I've never heard anything about the correlation.

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