(Sports Network) - Tennessee Titans safety Bernard Pollard and Houston Texans
cornerback Kareem Jackson have reportedly each received $42,000 fines from the
NFL for what the league deemed to be illegal hits during Sunday's game between
Pollard was disciplined for a hard hit to the Texans' Andre Johnson that
knocked the All-Pro wide receiver out of Houston's 30-24 overtime win in the
fourth quarter with a concussion. Though he was not penalized on the play, a
league spokesman told NFL.com that Pollard's blow was deemed to be to the
head/neck area of a defenseless player.
Pollard, who was handed a $10,000 fine for a flagrant hit during the
preseason, verified the penalty on his Twitter account.
"So @nfl said I did "everything right" but 42k later I still get fined. Wow!
It's called football but they want 2 hand touch," Pollard tweeted.
The Houston Chronicle reported Jackson's fine, which the newspaper said he
planned to appeal. The fourth-year pro was flagged for a blow to the head of
Tennessee wideout Kendall Wright.
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