I applaud Roger Goodell for doing the right thing.
Goodell seems like a man who understands that you can’t allow people to take your cornbread—he knows Andre Johnson is not a bad guy and Cortland Finnegan is just a bully who needed to be handle.
Mark Berman of FOX 26 Sports is reporting that Johnson will be fined but not suspended.
That means Johnson will play Thursday night against the Eagles in a very big game for the Texans, who are 5-6 and one game behind the Jaguars and Colts in the AFC South. The lack of a suspension is bad news for the Eagles, whose pass defense struggled as they fell to 7-4 in a loss to the Bears Sunday.
Finnegan should be suspended just for that bad haircut, but I think the embarrassment of knowing he will live in infamy as being on the receiving end of one of the biggest sports beat downs of all time will be punishment enough.
Texans owner Bob McNair should pay whatever the fine ends up being, it is the proper thing to do.