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Ward questions NFL's treatment of Seymour's punch

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By Scott Brown
Thursday, Nov. 25, 2010
 

• Hines Ward raised the question earlier this week on his weekly radio show: would the NFL suspend Richard Seymour if the Raiders defensive end punched one of the league's marquee attractions like Tom Brady or Peyton Manning• "We all know the answer to that one," Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said Wednesday. Roethlisberger was on the receiving end of a Seymour punch last Sunday. The NFL fined Seymour $25,000 a day later, prompting Ward to question whether the league would have come down harder on him he belted a quarterback with more star power. "That's my beliefs, and I wanted to put my beliefs on my radio show," Ward said yesterday.

• The Steelers were penalized 14 times last Sunday but it looks like none of them will lead to fines. Outside linebackers James Harrison and LaMarr Woodley, free safety Ryan Clark and Kemoeatu had yet to hear from the NFL as of late yesterday afternoon. All four were hit with personal fouls Sunday.

• A dig at Roethlisberger on the T. Ocho Show on Tuesday night did not get much of a rise out of the Steelers' players. In the latest episode of the TV show hosted by Bengals wide receivers Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco, Owens called Roethlisberger "soft" for falling to the ground after Seymour punched him. "I don't need to comment on that," Roethlisberger said. "I want to focus on winning championships." Ward added, "We're not even going to listen to T.O.'s show. When you're at that point, you're just trying to pump up your show as much as you can so people can talk about it."

• Steelers defensive end Brett Keisel, who has missed four games since injuring his hamstring in October, practiced as expected yesterday. Strong safety Troy Polamalu (Achilles tendon), wide receiver Antonio Brown (knee) and tight end Matt Spaeth (concussion) did not practice, as expected, because of injuries. Polamalu is expected to play Sunday against the Bills.

 

 
 


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