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Sentence served: Three Steelers each fined $24,309 by NFL for hits against Browns

Escaping a fine is QB Ben Roethlisberger.

NFL: Pittsburgh Steelers at Cleveland Browns Scott R. Galvin-USA TODAY Sports

In the aftermath of the Cleveland Browns’ Week 1 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, we discussed five plays that could have been up for discussion by the NFL regarding potential fines toward our rivals. Friday is the day that the league rules on such plays, and the verdict is in:

The three players fined $24,309 each were:

  • ILB Ryan Shazier (for his hit on QB DeShone Kizer after he had slid)
  • CB William Gay (for his hit to the head/neck area on WR Ricardo Louis)
  • S J.J. Wilcox (for his hit to the head/neck area on WR Corey Coleman’s touchdown)

Fortunately, nobody on the Browns suffered a concussion or other injury as a result of the hits. The players who escaped a fine were OLB T.J. Watt (piling on to Kizer when he was already sacked) and QB Ben Roethlisberger (grabbing on to the ankle of DE Emmanuel Ogbah during an interception runback).

What do you think of the rulings, Browns fans? Satisfied?