The NFL has fined Green Bay Packers safety Jerron McMillian $21,000 for his illegal hit on New York Giants tight end Martellus Bennett, but the rookie still feels he did no wrong. In fact, despite drawing the flag, McMillian maintains that he was likely fined due to the "crying" of Bennett after the play.
“I guess it’s for the well-being of whoever was down, because I guess he was crying and whatnot,” McMillian said. “I guess something was wrong with him, but it was a clean hit. I think they more so threw the flag because of his reaction instead of the actual contact.”
Following the hit, it was obvious that Bennett was shaken up. When he initially got to his feet, angry would be the appropriate word used to describe his emotions, but he also seemed a bit dazed. He started walking in the wrong direction before being corralled by the training staff (he could have been heading McMillian's way), and was then promptly tested for a concussion. Which he passed … as Doogie Howser would have.
Needless to say, the Black Unicorn was not pleased with McMillian or the illegal hit.
“I just got the wind knocked out of me. It got me pissed off. I wanted to kick his ass,” Bennett said.
Whether McMillian agrees or not, the hit was late and worthy of both a flag and a fine. Now, if he wants to talk about crying, how about the Packers and how they never lose to the Giants, just constantly "beat themselves"?
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