According to FOXSportsWisconsin.com, Green Bay Packers defensive end Jerron McMillian has been fined $15,000 by the National Football League for a hit on Detroit Lions tight end Tony Scheffler in their match-up on Sunday. McMillian, while leading with his shoulder and not his head, was still fined due to the fact that Scheffler was in a defenseless position at the time of impact.
McMillian has somewhat of a history with the NFL. Previously, he complained that Rodger Goodell and company pick on the Packers. With that said, he has stated that he has no plans to change the style that he plays with after his latest fine.
“Not at all. Just have to keep playing. Hopefully when they go back and look at the tape, they’ll change their mind about it.”
Unfortunately for Scheffler, he suffered a concussion on the play, his third in four years with the Lions. Head coach Jim Schwartz has now openly stated that he is concerned about his tight end.
The concern with Scheffler is he didn’t manifest symptoms until two days after. Even on Monday he didn’t have headaches or any of the other symptoms. When he came to work Tuesday we saw it. That’s why it’s so hard to diagnose these things. . . . Any time you get a concussion, whether it’s your first, third, you bounce back quickly or you don’t, it’s always a concern.”
If Scheffler is unable to play this week, the Lions could potentially be without three of their biggest targets in the passing game. Nate Burleson is out with a broken arm, and Calvin Johnson, who missed Sunday’s game, is still limited in practice with a bad knee.