"That's not right because he did everything that he was supposed to do," NFL.com quotes Whitner as saying. "It's not his fault that Drew Brees is a little guy and can't really take a hit.
"He can't take a hit. Ahmad is, what, 260 pounds? Brees is, what, six foot, 190? Just because it looks bad, because this guy's in the weight room and does his job. [Brooks] rushes the quarterback and put a hit on him, which is part of the game of football. He can't take a hit."
Brooks has appealed against the fine handed to him.