No doubt you saw it, live or on highlight shows: Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate absolutely de-cleating Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee during a Russell Wilson run on Sunday, in the Seahawks 27-7 win.
Tate led with the helmet into Lee's chin and sent him sprawling into next week. It was big a blow-up, in football terms, as any ever seen.
Well, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones feels Tate will get fined for the hit, even though it was not flagged for a penalty during the game. Jones had this to say:
"That's certainly something we know or expect penalties and fines about. They didn't see the helmet hit or they would have called it."
Tate celebrated his big wallop; Lee was able to return to the game and dismissed it. Losing money is never a good thing in the non-guaranteed contract world of the NFL, but Tate will probably accept any fine he faces with a smile and a feeling that it was worth it just to lay out an opposing linebacker who is bigger.