Tony Kornheiser Thinks NFL Let Andre Johnson Off Easy With Thursday Night Game Looming


ESPN's Tony Kornheiser has a theory about the latest NFL disciplinary action.

On his Washington, D.C.-based radio show, Kornheiser alleged that the NFL went easy on Texans receiver Andre Johnson when disciplining him for a fight in Sunday's game. Kornheiser went as far as to say that since Johnson and the Texans are playing the Eagles on Thursday night, a game broadcasted by the NFL network, the league avoided suspending Johnson to keep as much star power in Thursday's game as possible.

"Do you think that part of [the lack of suspension for Johnson] might have to do with the fact that the NFL, which owns the NFL network has a game on Thursday night featuring the Houston Texans, whose only draw is basically Andre Johnson?" Kornheiser asked on his show, according to Yahoo Sports. "And I'm not going to say, 'I'm not saying, I'm just saying,.' I'm gonna say, I think it does."

Johnson, and Tennessee cornerback Cortland Finnegan, were both fined $25,000 for their actions in their on-field bout on Sunday in Houston.

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