Throughout the course of the 2012-2013 NFL season Ed Reed has been no stranger to fines due to illegal hits. In fact, he's piled up over $100,000 worth of fines for unnecessary roughness this year. However, in an interview with Comcast SportsNet Baltimore, Ed Reed revealed that he believes the NFL is "policing the wrong things."
Ed Reed: "It's so much you can do. There's so much that needs to be done, but they'd rather police certain things. You tend to miss things when you're making a certain amount of money, and not playing the game, you're missing out. You're just somebody upstairs wearing a suit, fining people and stuff like that for the wrong things. We're policing the wrong things, for real.
I don't know, man, I really don't know what to say about our commissioner , honestly ... it's probably more him and his staff who came up with the things we are being fined for. It's not just Mr. Goodell. I think he needs more help at the fining process, not just have do-boys who want to please you.
I try and stay away from as far as possible, kinda just stay away from the principal like school, stay away from the principal's office as much as possible, but obviously they found me and the way they found me, it's been ridiculous, honestly. The bad part about it (is) we were talking about how much guys were fined this year. I think I topped the charts. It's bad how the game's been policed this year and the process we have been through from the lockout with us, the lockout with the referees. C'mon man, it's all a joke ... they the ones making all the money and doing nothing." (Via Comcast SportsNet Baltimore)
And here we were thinking we were the only ones frustrated by the fine-happy front office of the NFL.