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Report: Clay Matthews Fined for Blindside Hit on Russell Wilson

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Report: Clay Matthews Fined for Blindside Hit on Russell Wilson

Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews received a steep fine from the NFL on Thursday, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN:

Matthews received a 15-yard penalty in the second quarter for the hit on Wilson following an interception by safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix.

Thanks to the penalty, the Packers should have started their drive in the opponent's territory at the 41-yard line, but instead started on their own 44.

The ensuing drive was killed when Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers threw his own interception.

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mike ramby's picture

Bull crap......QB is fair game when he has a chance to make a tackle !!!

Lphill's picture

Was money well spent.

jeremyjjbrown's picture

How hitting someone in the front can be a blindside hit is totally beyond me...

Call it what it is NFL, a hit on the QB we non-deterministically disapprove of. I'd appreciate the honesty.
http://www.si.com/sites/default/files/2015/01/18/clay_matthews_hit_russe...

Allan Murphy's picture

looked clean to me but hoo i'am i ?

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