J.J. Watt feels for defensive gamers.

The previous Houston Texans and Arizona Cardinals star steered Wednesday he was “sick” of seeing gamers obtain unwarranted fines over pointless roughness calls. He thinks the NFL goes too far when punishing gamers.

“I’ve been on the opposite ends of those fines. I’ve gotten a few of these fines. There’s a few of them which have been legit – there’s little doubt about it,” Watt stated on “The Pat McAfee Present.” 

“There’s positively performs which might be legitimately … I perceive why they’re fining and why we’re making an attempt to get a few of these issues out of the sport.


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J.J. Watt reacts previous to the Premier League match between Burnley FC and Manchester Metropolis at Turf Moor on Aug. 11, 2023 in Burnley, England. (Nathan Stirk/Getty Pictures)

“However what’s taking place now? These performs that we’re fining guys for, and we’re taking tens of 1000’s of {dollars} out of their pockets due to routine soccer performs. Issues that occur all through the course of the sport. It’s thoughts blowing to me.

“And I do know these guys can’t actually say something as a result of in the event that they communicate up, now, they’re gonna get fined for talking up about it. … When you need to run the play again 10 instances to determine which man even bought fined, like what’re we doing right here?”


Watt questioned what the purpose of the extreme fines have been. He pointed to potential “posturing for the following CBA” or the NFL desires to have the ability to say that they “tried to cease the violence” however the gamers stated “they didn’t prefer it.”

On X, Watt identified fines handed to Pittsburgh Steelers working again Jaylen Warren and Baltimore Ravens fullback Patrick Ricard for pointless roughness on Sunday.

Watt wrote in posts that the NFL was “stealing cash from guys.”

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Former NFL participant J.J. Watt visits the set of the Amazon Prime “Thursday Evening Soccer” pregame present previous to an NFL soccer recreation between the Tennessee Titans and the Pittsburgh Steelers at Acrisure Stadium on Nov. 2, 2023 in Pittsburgh. (Cooper Neill/Getty Pictures)

NFL Gamers Affiliation president J.C. Tretter wrote that gamers have voiced issues publicly and privately in regards to the extreme fines.

“By merely creating a brand new level of emphasis, the NFL can rack up tons of of escalating fines on gamers,” Tretter wrote. “That is an method that doesn’t make sense and is resulting in cash popping out of gamers’ pockets for issues that, usually, they’re being coached to execute. In brief, gamers really feel this has turn out to be much less about participant security and extra about being overly punitive. ”

He gave two examples of the NFL doling out fines and the gamers interesting and successful the enchantment. He stated it was as much as the union to “do a greater job of guaranteeing gamers know their appeals rights.”

“We additionally must work with the NFL to revisit and assessment the present system and do a greater job of advocating for frequent sense utility of the foundations,” he added.

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Former Houston Texans participant J.J. Watt speaks throughout a ceremony inducting him into the Texans Ring of Honor throughout a recreation towards the Pittsburgh Steelers at NRG Stadium on Oct. 1, 2023 in Houston. (Logan Riely/Getty Pictures)


“If eliminating harmful play is the general purpose, then the present system we’ve is just not absolutely attaining it. As an alternative, it’s being utilized and enforced on the expense of making confusion and frustration amongst gamers and followers. We must always have the ability to come collectively and discover a answer.”

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