During Thursday night’s Patriots/Buccaneers preseason game, Pats quarterback Tom Brady tried to hit Chad Ochocinco on a square in route. 85 was hit by Bucs rookie linebacker Mason Foster who was flagged for a personal foul. After watching the play a handful of times, I can see why the ref called the penalty, but I don’t agree with it. Here’s the play:
As weird as it may sound, Ochocinco appreciated the hit. In fact, he appreciated it so much that he’s offering to pick up any potential fine that Mason may receive from the NFL. With the way the NFL is trying to strong-arm players these days, a fine is an almost certainty. 85 chated up Foster over Twitter after the game.
Good stuff, Chad. We all know whose bank account has more zeroes. I like the move, even though the NFL says that if he picks up the fine, he’ll get fined himself. As I said, Goodell enjoys flexing in front of the mirror these days. Maybe 85 can get Foster an extra special Labor Day gift instead.