Nov 17, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks (55) clotheslines New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) behind the line of scrimmage during the fourth quarter at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks (55) was called for unnecessary roughness penalty. The New Orleans Saints defeated the San Francisco 49ers 23-20. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Ahmad Brooks Fined $15,750 for Hit on Drew Brees

So there it is.

The hit heard around the NFL when the San Francisco 49ers took on the New Orleans Saints Sunday has resulted in a fine for 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks.

Fans know the hit well. Here is the full report from Larry Holder of

The NFL has fined Brooks $15,750 for his personal foul hit on Brees late in the Saints’ 23-20 win over San Francisco last Sunday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, a source confirmed Wednesday. ESPN first reported the Brooks fine, while Brooks’ agent, Greg Williams, told the Sacramento Bee that Brooks will likely appeal the fine.

The penalty made sense in real time, which is how the official saw it. In slow motion, it doesn’t appear Brooks was particularly looking to hit Brees in the head, but the league office has decided to send a message anyway.

Alas, the Saints were helped in a big way by the flag and went on to win the game.

Do you agree with the flag and subsequent fine?



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