FLOWERY BRANCH — Falcons cornerback Dunta Robinson’s fine was reduced by $25,000 by the league for a hit
he made on Philadelphia’s DeSean Jackson on Oct. 17. He appealed his original fine of $50,000.
“I feel a little bit better,” Robinson said. “I appealed and it took a long time. I guess they had to really sit down and think about it and just decided what they wanted to do.”
Robinson was not given a rationale behind the reduction.
“I just stressed that I’ve never been a dirty player,” Robinson said. “We went over some of the other hits that I had throughout my career and maybe that made a difference, not being in trouble before for spearing or hitting illegally. That ultimately was probably the reason why they reduced the fine.”
–D. Orlando Ledbetter