Raheem Brock Fined For Hit On Roethlisberger

Seahawks defensive lineman Raheem Brock has been fined by the NFL for a low hit on Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger during Sunday\’s game. Brock was leg whipped by right tackle Marcus Gilbert after beating him with a spin move and hit Roethlisberger below the knees just after he released the ball.

Roethlisberger left the game with an injured knee, but returned two plays later after being cleared by the medical staff. Brock was penalized on the play for violating the “Brady Rule”. Brock announced the fine via Twitter and said, “Fined by the NFL today for being “TRIPPED” by an o\’lineman and fallin into the QB\’s legs! Smh if I only had super powers to stop mid air”

There is no word yet on the amount of the fine just yet, but Brock is surely to appeal it. Here is a link to video of the play.

ETA: Adam Schefter reports Brock was fined $15K.

  • Intropy

    Nobody’s buying it, Raheem. See, these games are televised. There are cameras actually watching you, so you can’t just make up whatever you want and expect to be believed. You weren’t tripped, you weren’t taken out, you weren’t pushed into the QB. You spun away from a block, and then because there was still a blocker’s leg in your way, you flat out dove for his knees. You’re very lucky to be getting away with a fine only and no ejection or suspension.

  • Guesthx

    For what amount $$??

  • Evidently you didn’t watch the replay. Gilbert clearly stuck his leg back and tripped him. How did everyone see that but you? Even this article admits he was leg-whipped.

  • Intropy

    I stand corrected, apparently somebody is buying it. There’s a vast difference between being tripped and deciding to lunge over a leg that happens to be in front of you.

  • GunKing

    Fine amount was $7,500.

  • Jevan025

    He was tripped. Come one people. Gilbert just got beat.

  • GunKing

    I’m sorry, fine is now being reported as $15,000.