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Last Sunday, Cincinnati Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict purposely stepped on the leg of New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount and was subsequently fined $75,000 by the league, which he is currently appealing.
Pittsburgh Steelers running back DeAngelo Williams took to Twitter on Wednesday, baffled about how the NFL claims they care about player safety so much, but only fine some players during instances where they clearly should be suspended.
So roger is concerned about player safety right? However a known offender is fined rather than removed from the field? Message received
— DeAngelo Williams (@DeAngeloRB) October 19, 2016
On Thursday, he took to Twitter again and this time with a video to give his stance and blast the NFL.
Roger Goodell and the NFL will not allow football players into a football game with unapproved colors of cleats, socks, visors… none of that is legal in the game. They can take you out of the game or not let you into the game if you have illegal gear on.
However, it’s fine for somebody to go in and purposely try to hurt someone. I don’t get it.
You can be fined – and suspended – for smoking marijuana, whether it’s legal in that state or not. You can’t smoke marijuana in the league, and he’s (presumably Martavis Bryant) banned for a year because of what he was doing to his body. Right?
Here are my issues w/the NFL’s illogical fine system and w/Burfict (we can’t grow strong as a players union if we’re not for each other!)… pic.twitter.com/cvNcfGvSON
— DeAngelo Williams (@DeAngeloRB) October 20, 2016