Matt Hasselbeck got a $15,750 fine rescinded. / Don McPeak, USA TODAY Sports
When his football career is over, Matt Hasselbeck might want to pursue a law degree.
The Titans quarterback knows how to win a case.
Remember when the NFL fined Hasselbeck for a horse-collar tackle in the Titans' 51-20 loss to the Bears at LP Field on Nov. 4?
In his locker the week after the game, Hasselbeck had a photo showing he tackled Bears cornerback Kelvin Hayden legally. At the time, he called it "Exhibit A."
The photo showed Hasselbeck's hands clutching Hayden's uniform, not inside the neck of his shoulder pads. Hayden was returning a fumble.
The quarterback appealed the fine, providing the photo as evidence he was innocent. The league rescinded the $15,750 fine, he said recently.
"It's funny to other people, not funny to me," Hasselbeck said after he was fined. "We have rules in place and obviously I was trying to play within the rules. I wasn't trying to hurt anybody or anything like that. There was nothing violent about the hit."
Wyatt writes for The Tennessean in Nashville, a Gannett property
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