It looks like it will only cost you $7,500 to put another player on the shelf for the rest of the season.
According to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia defensive end Trent Cole said he was fined $7,500 by the league for his intentional slamming of Seattle Seahawks offensive tackle Russell Okung on the turf at the end of the Seahawks 31-14 victory last week. The incident resulted in Okung suffering a torn pectoral muscle and being out for the rest of the season.
For a comparison, Seattle receiver Golden Tate was fined the same amount ($7,5000) for his touchdown celebration against Washington two weeks ago.
According to the report, Cole will not appeal the fine.
“I’m not a dirty player,” he told the Inquirer. “At the time, all the stuff that led up to that, there was a lot of stuff that happened in that game. … Watch that game closely and key on Okung and key on me you’ll see what I’m talking about.”
Cole bristled at his actions being compared to Detroit defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, who was suspended for two games after stepping on Green Bay offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith’s arm after the play was over.
“They try to compare me to Suh up there,” Cole said. “You can’t compare me to that. I was in a situation.”
C’mon Cole. You were getting abused all game by Okung and then you tried to pull the man’s arm out of his socket on one of the last plays of the game after the whistle blew. Sounds a lot like Suh to me, and you’re lucky the league didn’t fine you a lot more and suspend you for at least a game. Next time you’d be better served with a no comment.