Clay Matthews turned into a real life wrestling heel last Sunday when he performed a flying clothesline on Colin Kaepernick as he ran out of bounds—an easy penalty. Because this is the NFL not the WWE or XFL, Matthews got hit with a $15,000 fine for the hit.
The fine is pretty small considering his $69 million contract. To make things fairer, 49ers lineman Alex Boone suggests a harsher, more immediate punishment: a punch to the face. Boone obviously isn't the type guy to forgive so easily.
When asked about the fine by CSNBayArea.com, Matthews tersely said "Probably just punch him in the face. No, I don’t want his money.” We doubt commissioner Roger Goodell has a strong enough right hook to affect Matthews, and we also doubt he wouldn't punish Boone if he actually did punch Matthews in the face.
Jim Harbaugh, who's the most animated coach in the game, said he had no comment about the fines. This comes after he called Matthews out on not having the cojones to actually punch 49ers left tackle Joe Staley instead of slapping him in the ensuing altercation. "I think if that young man works very hard on being a tough guy, he'll have some repairing to do to his image after the slap," Harbaugh said.
[via Around The League]