Ben Volin tweeted:
#Bills LB Arthur Moats was fined $7,875 for his facemask on Julian Edelman last Sunday. No fines for the Pats
Arthur, consider yourself lucky that your facemask was on Edelman, not Brady.
Had it been the latter, you would have
- been fined three times the amount
- suspended the rest of the season
- possibly banned for life
- and forced to give up your firstborn child
Seriously -- what is the deal? The face mask looked to be incidental, there was no injury to Edelman, and a penalty was assessed on the play . . . was it really necessary to kick Moats and the Bills when they're already down? (Rhetorical question.)
I just hope that when there's a late hit on EJ Manuel, the league will be as quick to step in with a fine as they apparently were in this case -- particularly if it results in injury . . .