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mesaSteeler
12-14-2009, 05:34 PM
Pittsburgh Steelers' Ryan Mundy fined US$10,000 for late hit on Raiders' Higgins
http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5gfNG8Dmq46hfyCJZpmibnfoT0iVQ
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS (CP) 2 hours ago

PITTSBURGH Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Mundy is appealing a US$10,000 fine for a late hit on Oakland wide receiver Johnnie Lee Higgins that led to the Raiders' winning touchdown on Dec. 6.

Mundy drew an 11-yard unnecessary roughness penalty for slamming into Higgins on an incomplete pass during Oakland's final drive. The penalty gave Oakland a first down at the Pittsburgh 11 with 21 seconds remaining. One play later, Bruce Gradkowski threw a touchdown pass to Louis Murphy for a 27-24 victory.

Mundy contends it wasn't a helmet-to-helmet hit, as the NFL states in the letter notifying him of the fine.

Three plays before the penalty, Steelers cornerback William Gay sustained a concussion when accidentally struck by Mundy as the two were covering a 19-yard catch by Murphy.

Copyright 2009 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved.

Dino 6 Rings
12-14-2009, 05:36 PM
21 seconds left...geesh

steelreserve
12-14-2009, 05:38 PM
Yeah .... no.

Honestly, I thought it was a good play.

Angus Burgher
12-14-2009, 06:26 PM
This is ridiculous. It was so obvious that it was an accident. These fines and penalties are really starting to piss me off.

steelpride12
12-14-2009, 09:50 PM
Insult to injury and an explanation point on the season.

zulater
12-14-2009, 10:18 PM
I would have thought costing his team the game was penalty enough. :doh:

Psyychoward86
12-14-2009, 11:08 PM
Yeah .... no.

Honestly, I thought it was a good play.

that was a play?

SteelStang
12-15-2009, 07:42 AM
He should have been fined for not covering a guy IN THE BACK OF THE END ZONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Galax Steeler
12-16-2009, 05:16 AM
I think the whole thing was b s.