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Old 12-06-2002, 06:01 AM   #1
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Exclamation Illegal block costs Herndon week's pay

NFL.com wire reports

DENVER (Dec. 5, 2002) - Denver Broncos guard Steve Herndon was fined one game's pay by the NFL for an illegal block on San Diego Chargers defensive tackle Jamal Williams.

Herndon's clip came in a Dec. 1 loss to the Chargers and ended Williams' season.

Herndon, a first-year guard, and Broncos coach Mike Shanahan apologized to Williams and the Chargers on Dec. 4, the same day Williams was put on injured reserved with a dislocated left ankle. Williams had surgery Dec. 2.

In the third quarter of San Diego's 30-27 overtime victory, Williams was chasing Denver running back Clinton Portis on a screen pass when Herndon hit him from behind.

Shanahan spoke with Herndon this week, "and I asked him what he was thinking when he was going downfield," the coach said. "Of course, you like your linemen to hustle downfield."

"I don't know if you noticed, but right on the sideline, and this is the interpretation of Steve, Clinton Portis is ready to cut back in and he slips," Shanahan added. "And when Clinton slips, he thinks Clinton is staying up and cutting back where he's going to try to get his head on that side of Jamal. Of course, when Clinton slips, he turns the other way to look at Clinton and hits (Williams) in the back of the ankle."

The Associated Press News Service

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Old 12-06-2002, 11:25 PM   #2
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You've got to fine players for blocks like this that could hurt players seriously ... like Clifton sustained the other week. It's a good move to set a standard by the NFL.
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