3:51 pm October 20, 2010, by D. Orlando Ledbetter
FLOWERY BRANCH — Falcons cornerback Dunta Robinson plans to appeal his $50,000 fine for a hit that he made on Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson.
“I am disappointed by the NFL’s ruling,” Robinson said in a statement released by his agent. “I recognize the goal is to protect all players — from the Pee Wee level on up — however, this was a bang-bang hit situation where I did not lead with my helmet, and therefore I will appeal. Although it was a violent hit, my hit did not violate the NFL’s rules, and I was playing the game the way I always have. I am not a dirty player and have never been characterized as one.”
Robinson didn’t practice with the Falcons on Wednesday. He watched from the field and went inside with about 10 minutes left.
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