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Loadholt Fined $10,000 By NFL

Minnesota Vikings’ offensive tackle Phil Loadholt has been fined $10,000 by the National Football League for twice grabbing the face masks of opposing players in Minnesota’s season opener last Thursday night.

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The league said that the violations occurred in the second and fourth quarters of play.

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When one considers that Loadholt wasn’t penalized for any such thing over the course of the game, you have to wonder how egregious the violations actually were. Of course, when you consider they were committed against the dirtiest team in the league, I’m really not sure that those sorts of things matter.

Photographs by Micah Taylor, clairity, and Fibonacci Blue used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.