TribLIVE

| Sports


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

NFL fines Polamalu $15,000 for horse-collar tackle

Steelers/NFL Videos

By Scott Brown and Mark Kaboly,
Friday, Sept. 16, 2011
 

Steelers strong safety Troy Polamalu briefly scuffled with Ravens running back Ray Rice on Sunday. But that isn't what proved to be costly for the six-time Pro Bowler.

The NFL fined Polamalu $15,000 for making a horse-collar tackle in the Steelers' 35-7 loss to the Ravens, a league source said.

The tackle came late in the third quarter at the end of a 26-yard run by Ravens running back Ricky Williams.

"It definitely wasn't on purpose," Polamalu said. "I've never intentionally tried to horse collar anybody."

Fines for on-field conduct are handed out after the league reviews questionable plays. They can be appealed to a two-man panel appointed jointly by the NFL and the NFL Players Association.

Polamalu yesterday would not discuss the fine.

"I'm not a big fan of people being really vocal about the fines," he said.

name="@videoPlayer" value="1163403095001" />

 

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.
 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Steelers

  1. Steelers film session: Playoff off coverage holds off Chiefs
  2. Steelers linebackers are getting to quarterback with more regularity
  3. Steelers notebook: Tomlin won’t ask for taunting clarification from league
  4. Heyward, swarming defense get best of Chiefs in Steelers’ win
  5. Rossi: Steelers rising fast in mediocre AFC
  6. Steelers notebook: Gay respects ‘anything’ referees call
  7. Steelers notebook: Bell says he’s prepared to test Chiefs defense
  8. Missed chances haunt Chiefs against Steelers
  9. Chiefs notebook: Trip not intentional, Walker maintains
  10. Steelers clinch trip to postseason with big victory over Chiefs
  11. Steelers offense learning to slam door