Originally written September 18, 2013 on Rumors and Rants:
Tennessee Titans safety Bernard Pollard tweeted on Wednesday that he was fined $42,000 by the NFL for his hit on Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson last Sunday. The hit resulted in a concussion for Johnson. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen says league sources have confirmed to him that Pollard was fined $42,000 for hitting a defenseless receiver in the head with his shoulder. A penalty wasn’t called on the play, and Pollard actually turned his head to avoid a helmet-to-helmet hit. The NFL doesn’t announce fines until Friday. Pollard is expected to appeal the ruling. Pollard tweeted the following about the fine: 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. #TitanUp# — Bernard Pollard Jr (@Crushboy31) September 18, 2013   Since 2010, Pollard and Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety Dashon Goldson have led the league in unnecessary roughness penalties. Pollard has racked up 14, while Goldson earned his 15th flag duri...
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