Ravens Linebacker Ray Lewis Fined $20K For Helmet To Helmet Hit On Hines Ward
The fines continue to roll in from the Steelers Ravens game Sunday night as just after it was announced that Steelers free safety Ryan Clark had been fined $40K for his hit on Ravens tight end Ed Dickson, WNST radio in Baltimore reported that Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis has also been fined for his early second quarter helmet-to-helmet hit on Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward. Ward was down for some time following the hit and had to be helped off the field because of concussion-like symptoms and did not return to the game. Lewis was not flagged on the play and you can see a picture of the initially hit here.
There is no word yet on the amount Lewis was fined for the hit on Ward, but he told reporters, “It won\’t change not one way I play this week.”
It is still not known what other players will be fined from the Sunday night game, but as I passed along on Monday, Adam Schefter believes Steelers linebacker James Harrison could be docked for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Ravens running back Ray Rice. I also stated in my post on the Clark fine that Ravens linebacker Jameel McClain might also be fined for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Steelers second-year wide receiver Antonio Brown that I noticed when I went back through the game.
We will keep you posted if any other fines are announced from the Sunday night game.
ETA: It is now being reported that Lewis was fined $20K for his hit on Ward.