Posted September 26, 2012

No fines for Packers tweets after controversial loss

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The NFL will not fine Green Bay Packers players who tweeted their frustration after losing on Monday night. (Otto Greule Jr./Getty Images)

The NFL will not fine players who commented on Twitter after the controversial ending of Monday night’s game between the Green Bay Packers and Seattle Seahawks, NFL.com reports.

“Got f—– by the refs,” Lang tweeted after the Packers 14-12 loss. “Embarrassing. Thanks NFL,” said Packers guard T.J. Lang.

That comment was retweeted over 40,000 times in less than an hour.

“F— it NFL,” Lang wrote later. “Fine me and use the money to pay the regular refs.”

“Come on NFL this s— is getting out of control,” he wrote. “(Cost) us a DAMN game. Horrible!,” said Packers tight end Jermichael Finley.

The NFL has yet to fine a player because of remarks made on social media outside of its time restrictions before and after games.

“It was awful. Just look at the replay,” Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said in a news conference after the game. “And then the fact that it was reviewed. It was awful. That’s all I’m going to say about it.”


2 comments
brianformo
brianformo

Here's the thing: three touchdowns were scored.  Two (one for Seattle and one for Green Bay) were scored after drivers were extended on dubious third down calls that would have been 4th down out of field goal range.  The other touchdown was this ruling.  There is too much focus on this last call.  The refs messed up the entire game, which is unfortunate because both defenses played outstanding.  That's what we should be talking about, instead it's the ref who inserted themselves all over this very hard fought game.  The media makes it seem as if Seattle didn't belong in this game, they did.  Their defense was spectacular.  The Packers only touchdown came after a terrible PI call (of course the Packers are fine with that call, it helped give them the lead; of course the Seahawks are ok with the Tate call, it gave them the win).  The Seahawks first touchdown after a terrible roughing the passer call.  The teams played evenly: Seahawks owned the first half, the Packers owned the second.  The second half was all penalties.  The refs messed up the entire game.  We wouldn't know what the real outcome would be even before the hail mary pass!

SusanBarth
SusanBarth

This tells me the NFL KNOWS it was wrong regarding the final decision of the game....too bad they're a bunch of wusses and can't admit it.