Clay Matthews hit 49ers guard Alex Boone’s quarterback hard after a play last week, and Boone’s not happy about it.
Matthews was hit with a $15,000 fine by the NFL for the hit, but Boone feels another punishment would’ve been better suited for the linebacker.
“I probably would just punch him in the face,” said Boone. “I don’t want his money.”
Boone’s comments redirect attention at the fact that $15,000 is chump change for a star player that also has a major endorsement deal with Suave/Head and Shoulders. While the league would obviously take zero consideration into his alternative punishment, these types of fines are not going to stop the widespread late hit/tackling form fines that players have incurred in recent seasons.
Boone’s coach Jim Harbaugh did not comment on the fines of Matthews, per the instruction of the league.
What do you think? Did Matthews get a fair punishment? Should he have missed game action? Was the hit totally in line? Watch the hit in the video below:
Let us know your thoughts in the comments!