No Fine for T. Johnson for Taunting T. Green
NFL officials decided against fining Houston Texans defensive tackle Travis Johnson for taunting injured Miami Dolphins quarterback Trent Green during Sunday's game.
Johnson was penalized during the game for yelling at Green following the play on which Green was hurt. Gene Washington, the league's director of football operations, reviewed the play but decided against also fining Johnson, who was upset at Green's low but legal block.
Johnson suffered a bruised knee and emerged with a sore neck. His knee struck Green's helmet and he was flipped into the air on the play, landing head-first on the turf. Green was taken from the field on a stretcher and suffered what has been diagnosed as a grade three concussion, the most severe. He is to undergo further testing and medical evaluation before deciding whether he will retire or resume his career.
By Mark Maske |
October 10, 2007; 8:20 AM ET
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