Shaun Ellis Fined $10,000

As a followup to the piece that Classic wrote earlier, I’ve decided to give a little bit of an update on the Shaun Ellis “snow boulder” situation, as deemed by Classic. Just to bring you up to speed, here is another look at the video:

Earlier today Ellis, defensive captain of the New York Jets, was fined ten big ones for the incident. I think this is a little harsh considering it’s just some snow. Classic and I talked about this for a while last night and both of us found the video hilarious and that we didn’t think he should be fined at all for it. I believe an exact quote from that conversation would be “I would have been thrilled if it were me he hit.”

Jets head coach, Eric Mangini, had a different view on the situation all together saying that he thought the “situation in the stadium in general was not a very safe situation for anybody involved.” He went on to say “we thought that there could’ve been more done to prevent what was happening in terms of the safety from snowballs coming down.”

Ellis basically said that it was all in good fun and that there was no malicious intent. Unfortunately for Ellis, we all know what the N.F.L. stands for: the No Fun League. So even though he was just having fun, he’s going to get fined.

To learn more about the situation, I recommend reading this.

Let us know what you think about the fine in this poll:

Who will be where?

There are four players that have sparked my interest as to what jersey they will be wearing come September. These four players are Chad Johnson, currently a wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals, Jason Taylor, currently a defensive end for the Miami Dolphins, Shaun Alexander, a running back who was released this off season by the Seattle Seahawks and Travis Henry, a running back who was just released today by the Denver Broncos. These players have been the most thought provoking for me because they are all capable of performing at a high level, and making an impact on any team they play for.

With all four of these players I know that I would be happy to see any of them play for the Colts, as unrealistic as it is. I’m just trying to say that they are all good enough that I would want them on my team. However I believe only one of these players has any likelihood of ending up in a Colts uniform next year, and that is Jason Taylor. The reason I say this is because he says he want to play for a contender, and the Colts need help along the defensive line, so it would be a good fit for him. Wherever he is playing in September, I don’t see it being with the Dolphins. Chad Johnson on the other hand I see staying put. As much as he wants to get out of Cincinnati, it doesn’t appear that it’s going to happen. There have reportedly been some pretty big offers sent their way, the most notable being from Dallas, and all trade proposals have been rejected. So I see Johnson staying with the Bengals. In Shaun Alexander’s and Travis Henry’s cases, they obviously can’t be staying with their team because they were released. The sad thing about these two is that there’s a chance that neither one of them find a team for next year. Alexander has been on the market now for about a month and nobody has signed him, and he has no off the field issues, and is about on the same level as Henry in terms of production. So with Alexander struggling to find a job, and having a clean record, it will probably be just as difficult or harder for Henry to find a team to sign him, because he has had some injury problems as well as off the field issues.

Well, I saw on ESPN.com that Travis Henry had been released and it got me thinking about these four players so I decided to write a post about it. If you have any additional thought please feel free to leave a comment. I’m curious as to where (if anywhere) these players will end up.

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