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Donte Whitner Calls Ahmad Brooks' Fine ‘Bogus’

Posted Nov 21, 2013

Donte Whitner was outspoken when discussing the recent fine on 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks.

Donte Whitner is as outspoken as they come in the 49ers locker room.

The hard-hitting safety sent out a Tweet earlier in the week that he wanted to meet with the press. It could be interpreted that he wanted to share his thoughts on the Ahmad Brooks’ sack that has been talked about at length this week.

Whitner wasn’t in the locker room on Wednesday, but he did make a Thursday morning radio appearance on 107.7 The Bone’s “Lamont and Tonelli Show.”

“We actually felt like we won the game,” Whitner said when discussing the impact of the late-game play that saw Brooks flagged for striking Saints quarterback Drew Brees in the upper body around the shoulder and neck area.

“We felt like that was a bogus call, a bogus fine.”

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Whitner went on to discuss his own infraction in a Week 4 win in St. Louis. Whitner was flagged for an end zone hit on Rams receiver Chris Givens. Whitner appealed his fine and said he never heard back on his case.

“I haven’t heard from (the NFL) since," Whitner said. "I really don’t know what’s going on."

The 49ers safety is looking to move on from the penalties and fines. His focus is on beating Washington on “Monday Night Football.”

Whitner said the recent penalty against Brooks won’t change the aggressiveness of San Francisco’s defense.

“We’re going to continue to prepare and we’re going to continue to play the same way,” Whitner said. “We’re still confident that we’ll be there in the end.”

Whitner respects Washington’s offense, a unit led by second-year quarterback Robert Griffin III.

“Good football team, had a little bit of back luck this year,” Whitner said. “Good quarterback, good positon players. We’re going to have our hands full.”

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