NFL Fines Ravens’ McClain $40,000

View Comments
Pittsburgh Steelers v Baltimore Ravens
Baltimore Ravens

Sports Fan Insider

Keep up with your favorite teams and athletes with daily updates.
Sign Up
Ravens Central
Buy Ravens Tickets
Sun Sep.21
Away vs Cleveland Browns
findticketsbtn NFL Fines Ravens McClain $40,000
Sun Sep.28
Home vs Carolina Panthers
findticketsbtn NFL Fines Ravens McClain $40,000
Sun Oct.5
Away vs Indianapolis Colts
findticketsbtn NFL Fines Ravens McClain $40,000
Sun Oct.12
Away vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
findticketsbtn NFL Fines Ravens McClain $40,000

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The NFL has fined Ravens linebacker Jameel McClain $40,000 for his helmet hit that left Steelers tight end Heath Miller with a concussion.

Ravens nose tackle Haloti Ngata was fined $15,000 for hitting Ben Roethlisberger’s helmet and breaking the Pittsburgh quarterback’s nose. Ngata’s left hand raked across the quarterback’s face during Pittsburgh’s first offensive series.

Ngata was not penalized.

Roethlisberger played the entire game, which Pittsburgh won 13-10. He underwent surgery on the nose Monday.

Despite the NFL’s stricter enforcement of potentially dangerous hits, McClain was not penalized for a hit that bent Miller’s head and neck backward during the third quarter Sunday night. Miller remained on the turf for several minutes before being helped off the field.

Even before the game ended, multiple NFL officials said the hit should have been penalized. On Monday evening, the fine was announced.

Miller did not return to the game. He must pass a series of concussion tests before being allowed to play again.

Last week, Houston Texans safety Bernard Pollard was fined $40,000 for unnecessary roughness against Justin Gage of the Tennessee Titans. Pollard was fined for striking Gage in the head area when the Titans receiver was defenseless.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 3,228 other followers