Posted November 22, 2013

Patriots OT Marcus Cannon fined $15,750 for leg whip

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Carolina Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson has 8.5 sacks this season.  (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

Carolina Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson has 8.5 sacks this season. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

The NFL fined New England Patriots offensive tackle Marcus Cannon $15,750 for unnecessary roughness for his leg whip of Carolina Panthers defensive end Charles Johnson, the league announced.

The leg whip occurred in the third quarter of the Panthers’ 24-20 victory over the Patriots on Monday night. Johnson got through Cannon’s block on a run play and Cannon fell down. He then swung his left leg and hit Johnson in the right knee. Cannon was not penalized on the play.

Cannon apologized to Johnson for the incident.

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Johnson was diagnosed with a mild medial collateral ligament sprain and he will not play in this Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins.


4 comments
ElectricBlueCat59
ElectricBlueCat59

Belichick's system for winning is to cheat. Look at their performances and numbers in the years before he got caught taping and compare to after. I will never respect him, his team or any wins they manage to produce because he's a dirty coach and always will be. He can't win on an even playing field.

Richard--Ramirez
Richard--Ramirez

Cheat shot chump play, typical of the patriots since this is what Belichick advocates.

jbc123
jbc123

@ElectricBlueCat59  If you see a clue, wave to it. Since the notorious "spy-gate", the Patriots are 83-23. In case you can't do the math, that's 60 games over .500. Are you watching the NFL, or the CFL? "Can't win on an even playing field", riiiight.