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    Steelers' Ward docked $5,000 for late hit on Browns CB Holly

    Steelers' Ward docked $5,000 for late hit on Browns CB Holly

    Cleveland Browns cornerback Daven Holly took offense to the late hit laid on him by Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward in last week's season opener.


    The league agreed, and took $5,000 out of Ward's paycheck.

    Long regarded as one of the NFL's best and most physical blockers at the wide receiver position, Ward has been fined $5,000 for unnecessary roughness for a play that Holly termed "a heinous act," and one that left the third-year cornerback with a concussion.

    It is not known if Ward, a 10-year veteran and one of the most respected players in the league, will appeal the fine.

    Ward called the play "a clean hit that just came a little late."

    The play in question came with 3:18 remaining in the third quarter, and Pittsburgh leading 24-7 in what would be a 34-7 victory. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger completed a 17-yard pass to tailback Najeh Davenport and Ward, blocking downfield, hit Holly from behind.

    Ward was assessed a 15-yard personal foul for a hit that knocked Holly unconscious for a short time. Holly subsequently got to his feet and left the field with some assistance. The Steelers then scored on the ensuing play, on Roethlisberger's 22-yard pass to tight end Heath Miller.

    "I don't feel like it was a respectable shot," Holly told the Cleveland Plain-Dealer this week.

    The cornerback missed one day of practice, by Friday seemed to be fine, and is expected to play in Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

    In another incident, the league has fined Buffalo defensive end Chad Kelsay $5,000 for a hit on Denver quarterback Jay Cutler last week. The hit, which appeared to be helmet-to-helmet contact, did not draw a flag.

    Len Pasquarelli is a senior NFL writer for ESPN.com.
    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3021109

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    it was worth every penny, I am sure that is his thought

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    Quote Originally Posted by ohio steeler View Post
    it was worth every penny, I am sure that is his thought

    I am sure that is true!!!!


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    5K isn't excactly going to break his bank account and he knows it was a tad late but it was a clean hit and not vindictive or intentional to hurt anyone.

    It was worth ever penny from our perspective to knock the snot out of him

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    lol good stuff

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    Heard they had a time getting that S#$%T stain off the field after that hines hit ~~~~~~

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    BFH I hate it when grown men cry about late hits... I'm sure having to look at the scoreboard and realizing they were getting it handed to them didn't help much

    5k is nothing though.. sounds like the NFL was just making the Brownie happy!

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    it was an ugly hit!!
    "Like a midget at a urinal, I knew I had to be on my toes." - Lt. Frank Drevin

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    Won't hurt Ward at all. I'm sure he doesn't regret it.


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    He dosent give a shiat. Ward probably called him to to say Ill catch you on the flipside in a couple of months

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