Titans linebacker Will Witherspoon fined $40,000 for hit on Donovan McNabb
Will Witherspoon, the Tennessee Titans' linebacker, was fined $40,000 for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Washington Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb in the Redskins' overtime victory Sunday.
"I'll admit, when you look at it on tape the crown of my helmet hit the bottom of his chin," Witherspoon said, according to The Tennessean. "But not $40,000 worth. I was like, 'Are you kidding me?'
"Not when guys are body-slamming quarterbacks t the ground and getting $25,000. Last weekend, [Oakland's] Richard Seymour slammed [Pittsburgh quarterback Ben] Roethlisberger to the ground and he got $25,000. [Titans QB] Vince [Young] gets slammed to the ground earlier this year by Pittsburgh and that was $5,000. And mine is $40,000? That is what is disturbing. I can understand the fine, but there is no understanding to me the amount."
The hit, which drew a flag, came in overtime.
"The only thing I could've done different is lower my shoulder into his chest and driven him to the ground basically. I put my hands up to slow myself down, tried not to make serious contact with him. I just don't get it."
| November 25, 2010; 4:04 PM ET
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