NFL Fining J.J. Watt Takes Money Away From Charities

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The NFL fined Texans Defensive Lineman J.J. Watt $16,537.00 for roughing the passer last Sunday.  What has the NFL come to?  Usually I don't get fired up when a player gets fined because, most of the time, its warranted.  However, seeing a guy like Watt get fined for simply performing his duties as a Defensive Lineman irks me.

Firstly, I'd like to point out that "Roughing the Passer" is indeed what the Texans hired Watt and gave him a huge chunk of money to do.  Does he seem like a player who's out for blood?  Like a Suh type who stomps players in the nuts after he sacks them?  Not at all!  He's just a stud DT who goes 100 percent every play to get the quarterback before he throws the ball.  Its completely ridiculous to fine the guy for doing his job.  That'd be like charging me per letter on each post.

Secondly, I can't help but feel the $16,537.00 Watt has to fork over to the greedy NFL's pocketbook would otherwise be used to support some sort of charity.  Its no secret the guy's one of the most charitable players in the league, why take his money instead of letting him donate it somewhere?  

NFL, "No Fun League" should focus on taking care of the real bad guys out there like the wife beaters and child abusers, and let good guys like Watt play the game the only way he knows how to play, 100 percent all the time.