The NFL fined Green Bay Packers Pro Bowl cornerback Charles Woodson $10,000 for throwing a punch in the regular-season opener against the Saints, an NFL source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
The Packers were penalized 15 yards in the third quarter for Woodson’s swing. However, the former Heisman winner wasn’t ejected from the ring, I mean, field.
After the game, the Michigan alum admitted he took a jab at Saints tight end David Thomas.
“Yeah, I threw a punch,” Woodson said following the Packers’ victory. “Just got frustrated, the guy was holding me a little longer than I wanted. Nothing was said about it, referee-wise, quick enough, and I reacted. It is what it is, I guess.”
Certainly, Woodson has taken some of his off-field workout regimen and applied it to the gridiron.
I’m all for Charles taking it to the opposition, even if it comes down to the aspiring boxer generating punches Sylvester Stallone style! Indeed, Nitschke would concur!