Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/22/12

FOXBORO, MA - JANUARY 10: Ed Reed #20 of the Baltimore Ravens looks on against the New England Patriots during the 2010 AFC wild-card playoff game at Gillette Stadium on January 10, 2010 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
With his one-game suspension for repeated illegal hits overturned, Baltimore Ravens free safety Ed Reed expressed gratitude for arbitrator Ted Cottrell granting his appeal and to his organization and teammates for throwing their support behind him. Reed wasn't nearly as warm, though, about the fact that he was punished for what the league described as a pattern of helmet-to-helmet hits. Instead of being docked an entire $423,529 game check for his unnecessary roughness infraction for his hit on Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders, the former NFL Defensive Player of the Year will be fined $50,000. "The rules of the game have changed a whole lot since I got in the league," said Reed, whose defense team during a conference call with Cottrell included Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome, team president Dick Cass and vice president of football administration Pat Moriarty as well as NFL Players Association officials. "Over my career, I've never been that guy. I don't ...
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