Troy Polamalu Fined 10K For Using Cell Phone On Sideline
No real surprises here, but the NFL has fined Steelers safety Troy Polamalu 10K for using a cell phone on the sideline last weekend after leaving the game against the Jaguars with concussion-like symptoms. Polamalu was handed the phone by a team trainer reportedly so he could call his wife to let her know he was fine.
The league rule on the fine says that possession of cell phones, PDAs or other electronic equipment in the bench area during a game is strictly prohibited by league policy beginning 90 minutes before kickoff through the end of the game. Polamalu had no comment on the fine when asked about it earlier in the day and there is no word yet if he will appeal the fine.
This is the second time Polamalu has been fined this year as he was fined for a horse-collar tackle on Ravens running back Ricky Williams back in week 1.