October 6, 2011 – 12:54 pm
Eagles pass rusher Jason Babin, who leads the league in sacks, was slapped with a fat fine by the league for a hit on 49ers QB Alex Smith last Sunday.
According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Babin was hit up for $15K by the league for his helmet hit to Smith’s neck on one of his sacks.
“It’s not like it was a late hit, it’s not like it was a malicious hit,” Babin said Thursday.
Babin also tweeted the following after receiving the fine.
“Attn: Guy at the NFL that decides on who and how much players get fined. Stop being a puppet, if you want to protect QBs, get better linemen.”
It will be interesting to see if Babin’s approach to taking down quarterbacks changes this Sunday against the Bills if he has an opportunity to get to Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Tags: Jason Babin
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