Nov 17, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks (55) clotheslines New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) behind the line of scrimmage during the fourth quarter at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. San Francisco 49ers outside linebacker Ahmad Brooks (55) was called for unnecessary roughness penalty. The New Orleans Saints defeated the San Francisco 49ers 23-20. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Ahmad Brooks won’t accept Ray Lewis’ money


San Francisco 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks was fined for his hit on Drew Brees late in their game. He was flagged for a 15 yard penalty on the play and if he was fined he had a pair of former NFL linebackers offering to chip in.

“This is the most embarrassing call in the National Football League since the Tuck Rule and Tom Brady,” Ray Lewis said, who offered to pay half. “I’m serious. I’ve just never seen this type of insult to defenders.”

“Linebackers, we’ve got each other’s back,” Ted Bruschi said, who offered to pay a third, according to another ESPN guy, Adam Schefter. “Keep hitting him hard. Get tough Drew Brees.”

He was in fact fined a total of $15,750 and Ray Lewis said he’d follow through and give him a check. Brooks said he has told Lewis and Bruschi to put away their check books.

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