Dockett fined $7,500 for Hasselbeck elbow

Posted by Darren Urban on November 20, 2009 – 1:32 pm

Well, not surprisingly, defensive end Darnell Dockett was fined for his elbow to Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck: $7,500, for roughing the passer, i.e. he put his elbow against Hasselbeck’s neck. The incident blew up to big proportions, although the Hasselbeck brothers — Matt and of course, former Cardinal Tim — seemed to be on opposite ends of the emotional scale, at least publicly.


— Cornerback Bryant McFadden was fined $5,000 for a major facemask after he yanked down Seahawks WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh.

— RB Beanie Wells was fined $5,000 for unnecessary roughness after he whacked Seahawks S Deon Grant. Grant was also fined $5,000 for that same sequence.

— Seahawks S Jordan Babineaux was fined $7,500 for unnecessary roughness after his horsecollar tackle on WR Anquan Boldin.

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8 Responses to “Dockett fined $7,500 for Hasselbeck elbow”

  1. By Jay Martin on Nov 20, 2009 | Reply

    Thats alot of fines, good to see that beanie wasnt the only one punished in that incident though, unlike the penalty during the game.

  2. By Eric on Nov 20, 2009 | Reply

    Dockett is lucky the fine was so low. That was a blatant attempt to injure a QB. He should let his play on the field do the talking and study the term “good sportsmanship”.

  3. By kauaicardsfan on Nov 20, 2009 | Reply

    Hey Darenn,
    See if you can do some investigating on where all this fine monies go? Does the NFL donate to charity? Does it pay for the commissioner’s salary?
    Where ever it goes, they must have a large bank, that’s for sure!

  4. By darrenurban on Nov 20, 2009 | Reply

    Kauai —

    It does go to charity.

  5. By Mike C. on Nov 20, 2009 | Reply

    Boy, The NFL sure knows how to make money don’t they?

  6. By kauaicardsfan on Nov 20, 2009 | Reply

    Thanks Darenn!
    Good to see it going to a good cause! BTW thanks for all the updates! I remember growing up, the most Cardinal info I could get was once a week, about 3 sentences long in the local paper, maybe 4 sentences long if they cards upset someone like the cowboys, oh and a 4 sec flash of the scoreboard on the local news channel.
    Thank goodness for technology! Keep up the great work!

  7. By spitfire772 on Nov 20, 2009 | Reply

    Dockett was not trying to injure Hasselbeck. It wasn’t a smart move, but he was merely trying to send a message to the Seahawks. Matt seemed to have no trouble with it, but I think Mora, while protecting his QB, also wanted to take some of the attention off of the fact that he blew a 14-0 lead in their biggest game of the season. Maybe that’s just me, but it would seem that Matt would be more upset than his coach. If Dockett really wanted to hurt Matt, he would’ve put his full weight on the neck…

  8. By Dave on Nov 21, 2009 | Reply

    I think I remember Hasselbeck complaining last year about Adrian Wilson or somebody doing something to him that hurted real real bad. I think probably Dockett and Matt were texting before the game and or words were exchanged during warmups or even during the game and Matt said something to Docket that pissed Docket off. No telling what it might have been. I have a feeling Matt said or did something that precipitated the incident and that Docket got caught on film retaliating later. He wasn’t trying to hurt him bad or anything, just something like a big brother might do to a younger brother who needs straightened out as to where he fits in the pecking order. Matt probably did a lot worse to Tim while they were growing up. Tim probably ran crying to mommy to try to get Matt in trouble and it worked, so Matt figured that he would use the same tactics.

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