Saints’ Bush plans to appeal fine

Rafael Bush intends to appeal a $21,000 fine the NFL gave him for a hit on Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin during the New Orleans Saints’ loss at Seattle in a divisional playoff last Saturday, said his agent, William Brian Anderson.

Harvin was trying to catch a deep pass on a third-and-11 from New Orleans’ 41 on Seattle’s opening possession when Bush hammered the Seahawks wideout. The throw fell incomplete, but officials whistled Bush for a hit on a defenseless receiver and assessed a 15-yard penalty.

Harvin left the game, was examined for a concussion and returned. He then left the game for good later in the first half after he banged his head on the turf in the end zone of CenturyLink Field on another pass play.

Seahawks fans flocked to Twitter when the league confirmed the fine Friday and insulted Bush for the play that involved him and Harvin. More than one told him to enjoy his offseason since the defeat to Seattle eliminated New Orleans.

Bush didn’t seem too troubled by the remarks, teasing his detractors for having few followers and assuring them that he indeed would enjoy his time off.

“Anybody know me knows I play fast and physical but it’s all good y’all have a blessed day,” Bush tweeted.