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Cowboys Expect Seahawks WR Golden Tate To Be Fined For Hit

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.

Talk about Tate with Seahawk fans at Field Gulls and with Cowboys fans at Blogging The Boys.