GREEN BAY, WI (WSAU) For the fourth week in a row, a Green Bay Packer has the prospect of being fined by the N-F-L.
Corner Tramon Williams said he thought he put a clean hit on Minnesota’s Toby Gerhart on an overthrown pass in the third quarter yesterday. But Williams was penalized 15 yards for unnecessary roughness – and Fox T-V analyst and former officials’ supervisor Mike Pereira said it was the right call because there was helmet-to-helmet contact.
Williams said he thought it was clean – but he won’t say too much because quote, “The league is going to do what it wants to do ... I’ll just sit back and watch.” Williams says he agrees that officials are cracking down on higher hits this year and quote, “Unfortunately, some teams have had to pay for it.”
Last week, Packers safety Jerron McMillian was fined 21-thousand dollars for a late hit. The week before, Brad Jones was fined 15-thousand-750 dollars for a hit near the head of Detroit’s quarterback. And tight end Ryan Taylor was fined 21-thousand for an illegal block on a kickoff return.
The Packers’ win over Minnesota put Green Bay at 8-and-4, in first place in the N-F-C North. The Pack will host Detroit on Sunday night.