Steelers FS Ryan Clark Fined $15K For Late Hit In Patriots Game

Steelers free safety Ryan Clark is the newest member to the Steelers 2011 fine club as Mark Kaboly reports via Twitter that Clark was fined $15,000 for his 3rd quarter hit out of bounds on Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski.

The hit happened after Gronkowski caught a short pass to the right and went up the far sideline. Cornerback Keenan Lewis knocked Gronkowski out of bounds with his shoulder and Clark followed immediately with his own shoulder hit just as Gronkowski had stepped out.

Clark makes the 10th Steelers player fined this season and brings the total of fines this year against Steelers players to $142,500. The other 9 Steelers players fined this year include: Ramon Foster, Troy Polamalu, Chris Kemoeatu, Doug Legursky, Ziggy Hood, Ike Taylor, James Farrior, Maurkice Pouncey and Antonio Brown.

Ryan Clark late hit versus Patriots

  • Intropy

    The officials were wrong even in just calling a foul on that play. A runner tight-roping the sideline should not be able to get a free extra 15 yards by tapping a toe out of bounds a split second before being hit.

  • Mellymorales07

    What is going on now ? Are we playing with targets on are backs for the puppet master commis now !! This is starting to be very disappointing that we are being treated this way !!

  • Joel Miller

    I think the call was inaccurate, but he should have been flagged for leading with the crown of his helmet so its a bit of a wash…I’m sure his headhunting has him being watched. While I enjoy the intimidation factor of his hits…he shouldn’t be lowering his eyes either.

  • Rocco

    Where is all this fine money going? Bet to the NFL and Roger’s pockets!