THE NFL TODAY’s Sharpe not fine with fine on Ed Reed

NEWS, NOTES & QUOTES FROM CBS SPORTS’ “THE NFL TODAY” WITH

JAMES BROWN, DAN MARINO, SHANNON SHARPE, BILL COWHER AND BOOMER ESIASON FOR WEEK 12 ON THANKSGIVING DAY, NOV. 24

(On recent overturned one-game suspension of Baltimore’s Ed Reed)

SHANNON SHARPE: This is something that had me upset the entire week.  When I look at this, Ed Reed was fined, before he won his appeal, $423,000.  For their alleged role in SpyGate, the New England Patriots were fined $500,000.  This is a team that is valued at $1.4 billion.  The New Orleans Saints, for their alleged role in BountyGate, were fined $500,000.  This is a team that is worth $965 million.  Ed Reed, I’m going to go out on a limb and say he is worth $12 million-$15 million.  But you’re going to fine this guy $423,000 for a hit that I didn’t even think was that egregious.  When you look at it, everybody that is in the NFL office on this side of the ball has a college degree.  When it comes to determining who you are going to fine, and how much you’re going to fine them, I don’t want you to use your college degree, I want you to use common sense, that’s all.

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