• NFL fines Jackie Battle $21,000 for crown of helmet violation

    Summary of 5 articles · Updated Sep 21, 2013
    The NFL has confirmed that Battle was fined $21,000 for a crown of the helmet violation in Sunday’s game against the Texans. Tennessee’s Jackie Battle is the first NFL running back to be fined under the new rule against lowering the crown of the helmet into an opponent. When it comes to applying the crown of the helmet rule, the Battle fine makes their jobs harder. - - - Hit us up on Twitter @YShutdownCorner, email us at and "Like" Shutdown Corner on Facebook for NFL conversation 365 days a year, the way ...
    • Did Jackie Battle deserve a $21,000 fine for lowering his head while running the ball? Watch and decide

      The first couple weeks of the NFL season came and went without any mention of a controversial offseason rule that outlawed a runner from lowering his head to deliver a blow with the crown of his helmet.Someone had to be the first to get fined over that …
      Source: yahoo.com
    • NFL says Jamaal Charles did not break crown of helmet rule

      Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles lowered the top of his helmet into Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks on Thursday night, but he didn’t draw a penalty. And the NFL says the officials got that call right. According to Dean Blandino, the NFL’s head of o…
    • League changed mind on Battle hit

      The league’s first reaction to one of Sunday’s big hits was that the contact didn’t merit a fine. The league has since changed its mind. Titans tailback Jackie Battle rammed Texans safety Danieal Manning with the crown of Battle’s helmet. The elements w…
  • Titans' Battle: Fine came as 'total surprise'

    Tennessee Titans running back Jackie Battle on Friday became the first NFL player fined under a new rule aimed at eliminating collisions when a player hits with the crown of his helmet.
    Source: ESPN.com

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