Muhammad Wilkerson wins appeal over hit on Locker

By Ioanny Dimov

In some better news after a bitter loss, as reported by Manish Mehta this morning over twitter, Muhammad Wilkerson wins his appeal over the hit on Jake Locker in the Jets week four loss to the Titans. Big Mo was coming off the edge on a play and got in on a sack of Locker, unfortunately it was a punishing hit that sidelined Locker for several weeks. Mo insisted after the game that it was a clean hit but initially the NFL did not agree, and in an era where player safety is of utmost importance, they of course wanted to fine him.

Muhammad Wilkerson, from what I have seen in his tenure as a Jet, is a clean player, as well as a dominant force on the defensive line. I fully agree with the movement to keep players safe, after all big play makers are the lifeblood of the NFL, but sometimes the league tends to overdo things with fines and penalties. In this instance we see an example of the system working, hopefully reinforcing the fact to big Mo that he is doing just fine out there and playing cleanly. I would not want him on the field second guessing his technique. Keep up the good work big Mo.

Here is the original tweet

ICYMI over weekend: Jets DL @mowilkerson won appeal for hit on Jake Locker in Week 4, per source. (Wilkerson had been fined $15,785) #nyj

— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) October 28, 2013