Baltimore Ravens middle linebacker Ray Lewis has been for his brutal hit on Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward, according to the Carroll County Times.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweets Lewis was fined a reported $20,000 for the hit.
During the game, Lewis’ play did not draw a penalty, but the league clearly believes the helmet-to-helmet hit was worthy of a fine. The hit left Ward bewildered and the 14-year veteran did not return to the game.
Meanwhile, Steelers safety Ryan Clark was fined $40,000 for a helmet-to-helmet on Ravens tight end Ed Dickson. Clark, who was flagged on the play, hit Dickson in stride, appearing to lead with his shoulder, but both players’ helmets made contact.
This is the second straight week Clark has been fined by the league. Two weeks ago he was fined $15,000 for a hit out of bounds on New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski.