The NFL has officially sanctioned the Rams’ defensive save by Aaron Donald for choking Packers linebacker Lucas Patrick during Week 12’s game.
A flag wasn’t thrown on the field, but that doesn’t mean the NFL missed out on Aaron Donald suffocating another player last weekend.
Donald was caught in literally 4K by FOX cameras choking Packers line-up Lucas Patrick during the Rams-Packers game at Lambeau last week. That’s not what the broadcast goes back to later in the game after the choking match went viral on Twitter, rather it’s pretty clear that Donald suffocated another player in one go. .
Both Joe Buck and Troy Aikman commented on the choking incident as soon as it happened with FOX showing multiple instant replays. Despite the choking home audience, on-field officials missed the call and no flags were raised.
However, that doesn’t mean Donald ignores it.
NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero revealed on Sunday that the league fined Donald $100,000 for the choking incident.
There won’t be any more penalties in the form of a missed game for Donald. The missed call is another incident in a bad season as an official for the NFL, but it doesn’t mean much in terms of the outcome of the game. Green Bay comfortably beat Los Angeles, and now the Packers are close to regaining control of the NFC playoff visuals throughout the season.
Los Angeles not losing to Donald in any game is huge, as every game means something to the Rams from here on out. With a 7-4 record, the Rams are still in the NFC playoffs but only one game ahead of the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC West teh. The wheels have certainly wobbled for the Rams after a sizzling start to the season, and the task now becomes to make sure they don’t fly off the field in the 11th hour.
https://fansided.com/2021/12/05/nfl-reveals-penalty-aaron-donald-choking-lucas-patrick/ NFL fines Aaron Donald $100,000 for suffocating Packers player