New York Giants defensive tackle Chris Canty wasn't flagged for his hit on Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo during a 29-24 victory last Sunday, but he didn't escape that dreaded FedEx envelope from the league. The NFL fined Canty $15,750 for the first-quarter hit of Romo, where it appeared the crown of his helmet grazed the lower facemask of Romo.
Because it was the FOX Sunday National Game of the Week, it's not too surprising that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell came down hard on Canty. After all, he is going out of his way to make the league safer – despite the fact that the Giants played two games over a five day stretch earlier this year. But hey, who's counting?
In only his second game back after being activated from the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) List, Canty was a major thorn in the Cowboys' side. He was credited with three QB hits, multiple pressures and one sack for -12 yards. He also made it easier for Jason Pierre-Paul, Justin Tuck and Osi Umenyiora to get to the quarterback.
Canty has yet to comment publicly on the fine.
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