BALTIMORE MD - DECEMBER 05: Tight end Heath Miller #83 of the Pittsburgh Steelers lies on the field after being injured during the third quarter of the game against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium on December 5 2010 in Baltimore Maryland. (Photo by Larry French/Getty Images)
Two Baltimore Ravens were notified that they would be contributing to the league's bank accounts, after being fined for what the NFL termed "illegal hits" in Sunday night's 13-10 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Despite neither player being flagged for a penalty on each hit, the league reviewed the plays and determined that the contact violated the stricter policy that has been in effect all season.
Ravens DT Haloti Ngata was fined $15,000 for the hit on Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger on Pittsburgh's first possession that broke his nose, leaving him woozy and bloody. Linebacker Jameel McClain was served with a $40,000 fine for the hit that knocked out Steelers TE Heath Miller, resulting in a concussion that kept him out for the remainder of the game.
Normally, the Pittsburgh Steelers and specifically LB James Harrison, have been seemingly targeted for their over-aggressive transgressions, but no Steelers received fines for the game last night.
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