| News

Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Steelers' Clark fined $40,000 for hit

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Mark Kaboly podcasts

  • Loading...

Daily Photo Galleries

'American Coyotes' Series

Traveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring illegal immigrants into the United States. Most are Americans working for money and/or drugs. This series reports how their operations have a major impact on life for residents and the environment along the border — and beyond.

Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011

Steelers safety Ryan Clark was fined $40,000 by the NFL because of a hit on a defenseless receiver during Sunday's game against Baltimore.

Clark was called for hitting tight end Ed Dickson illegally during the second half of the Steelers' 23-20 loss.

It was the largest fine handed down to the Steelers since James Harrison was fined $75,000 for a hit on Cleveland receiver Mohamed Massaquoi last year. That fine was later reduced to $50,000.

It was the second time in as many weeks that Clark was fined. He was fined $15,000 for hitting New England tight end Rob Gronkowski out of bounds last week.

"I led with my shoulder and did everything possibly right and to be fined $40,000, I just don't understand," Clark said.

Clark said that Steelers coach Mike Tomlin notified him of the fine after receiving an email from the league office.

"I think it is the most ridiculous • you know, I took the last one good," Clark said. "I didn't know the guy was out of bounds and I kept playing and I can see why you call something like that. If you watch the film in slow-motion, by the time the play is over, my back is almost turned to him to make sure that my helmet was out of the way."

The Steelers have now been fined as reported 12 times this year for a total of $182,500.

Clark said he will appeal the fine.


Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.




Show commenting policy

Most-Read News