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Disciplinary ActionThe Week 1 disciplinary roundup

The Week 1 disciplinary roundup

Each week, we will try to tally the fines and suspensions imposed for on-field conduct this year. The NFL does not officially report this information; usually a team beat reporter will confirm with the league, so it is a patchwork effort to produce this list.

  • Steelers cornerback Troy Polamalu, fined $15,000, horse-collar tackle
  • Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor, $15,000, headbutting an opponent. This lead to the brawl that flattened referee Tony Corrente to the turf.
  • Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo, $15,000, horse-collar tackle
  • Packers cornerback Charles Woodson, $10,000, throwing a punch. Obviously, this was not seen by Clete Blakeman’s crew, because Woodson should have been ejected.
  • 49ers linebacker Ahmad Brooks, $7,500, roughing the passer
  • Giants safety Antrel Rolle, $20,000, spearing
  • Giants safety Kenny Phillips, $10,000, striking head or neck area (was not penalized during the game).

Current tally: 7 fines, $92,500.

Ben Austro
Ben Austro
Ben Austro is the editor and founder of Football Zebras and the author of So You Think You Know Football?: The Armchair Ref's Guide to the Official Rules (on sale now)

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