Seahawks’ Sheldon Richardson blasts league for fine: ‘It’s extortion’

Seahawks’ Sheldon Richardson blasts league for fine: ‘It’s extortion’

On Friday, Seattle Seahawks defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson was slapped with an $18,231 fin for last week’s hit on Cardinals quarterback Sheldon Richardson.

Soon after, Richardson made it know he will definitely appeal the fine, calling it “extortion.”

“There is no way you should be taking any of my money because it wasn’t a dirty hit,” Richardson said, per the Seattle Times.

“I didn’t try to hit him in the legs or nothing and once again people fail to realize it’s still football. Pretty sure they are just fining guys for every personal foul and not even looking at the film and not even making the consideration of did I try to avoid the guy.”

“You don’t get paid for your fantasy football ratings. We get paid to make plays. That’s another sack missed,” he said.