Rich Walsh of WPXI TV reports via Twitter that Steelers safety Ryan Mundy has been fined $21,000 for his hit Sunday on Oakland Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey. Mundy reportedly will appeal the fine according to the report.
Heyward-Bey reportedly suffered a concussion and a strained neck on the hit by Mundy, but has since been released from the hospital. Following the hit the game was stopped for several minutes as Heyward-Bey was attended to and ultimately carted off of the field on a stretcher and taken to a local hospital.
The hit took place early in the fourth quarter of the Raiders 34-31 win over the Steelers as Heyward-Bey was running across the front part of the end zone to catch a pass from quarterback Carson Palmer when Mundy lowered his helmet into Heyward-Bey\'s face mask. Mundy said after the game that he did not lead with his helmet intentionally and that he felt bad that the Raiders receiver was injured on the play.
Mundy is now the second Steelers player to be fined in as many weeks as linebacker Lawrence Timmons was fined $21,000 for his hit to the head on New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez in week 2.