Steelers S Ryan Mundy Likely Facing Fine For Hit On Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey

The Pittsburgh Steelers picked up their second loss of the season Sunday against the Oakland Raiders and safety Ryan Mundy likely will pick up a $21,000 fine for his early fourth quarter helmet-to-helmet hit on wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey.

Heyward-Bey was injured while trying to make a catch in the end zone during the Raiders drive that set up the game tying field goal. The collision was certainly not egregious or intentional, but the fact that Mundy made contact with the helmet of Heyward-Bey, it is almost automatic that he will be the second Steelers player to be fined for such a hit this season.

“I didn’t go in there trying to hit him with my helmet,” Mundy said after the game. “Things like that happen so fast. He may have come down to the level of my helmet. I have to see the replay, I don’t know. … Unfortunately, things like that do happen. From my standpoint, they’re never intentional.”

The game was delayed as Heyward-Bey was taken off of the field on a stretcher and immediately to a local hospital for observation.

Last week linebacker Lawrence Timmons was fined $21,000 for his helmet-to-helmet hit on New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez.

Below is a video animated gif of the hit.

  • RW

    He deserves an additional fine for playing so terribly.

  • JT

    Good to hear DHB is okay. Not much Mundy could have done. That’s just not a hit you can make anymore.

  • mghjr88

    Agreed, I was thinking the same thing myself

  • JT

    Welp. Thanks to old Mr. Reed Mundy won’t be getting the biggest fine this week.

  • GunsDontKillWoodleyKills

    Kick him out of the league…..we as fans would be thankful.

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  • Shannon Stephenson

    The sad thing is who else could we put in there. Tomlin’ under estimated the Raiders and should have had Polo in there. Take no game for granted. Mundy showed last year in that playoff game he isnt up to par as a starter…how many times does he have to confirm this. Will Allen is a long time vet….why doesnt he play more?

  • SteelSpine

    Upcoming opposing QBs would protest any suspension of #29 Mundy.

  • SteelSpine

    A solution I have is change Mundy’s jersey number so QBs & recievers with the ball will stop exploiting Mundy. When Polomolu returns, put #29 on Polomolu’s back & tuck Troy’s hair up into helmet, inviting QBs to throw at what they don’t know is actually Polomalu.

  • JohnnyV1

    He should be fined for the whiff on the missed tackle on McFadden’s touchdown run.

  • r4kolb

    Wonder if the Raiders player will get fined for his chop at Ben’s knee?

  • Tab

    I don’t think he should be fined for that hit. I an not a steelers fan so I am not saying that because I like them. I am saying that because heyward-bay came down munday was trying to avoid the other steelers defenseman. It was pure accident. Its football for crying out loud! Players know there is a possibility to get hurt. Isn’t that why they get paid so much?

  • UncommonSense

    You mean when he was held by the receiver in the most obviously manner possible? I didn’t know that was considered a whiff.

  • UncommonSense

    Because he was injured and you don’t want to risk one of the best Safeties in the NFL on a raiders game where you could lose him for the rest of the season

  • SteelSpine

    Regarding Will Allen that’s a good question why hasnt he played more. Regarding Polomalu I dont know how anyone other than Troy himself could say he was healthy enough to play. If Troy said he was healthy enough to play, then I must of missed whreever that interview was.

  • SteelSpine

    Will Allen not playing more safety, considering we have no backup safety (Mundy stinks), is something I wonder too. Will indeed been on team long enough, I know he’s a special teamer but I woulda assumed now he’d be ready to be a backup FS. If he’s not a backup FS because he’s worse than Mundy, that says something.

    I suggest play Cortez Allen at FS, at least give it a try. Other players in NFL have switched between playing CB & FS, even during regular season.

    As to Polomalu tho, I dunno how any fan could say Troy was healthy enough to play unless Troy said that. If Troy had said he could play, I missed it.

  • LucasY59

    This year has to be the last for Mundy with the Steelers! Tyrone Carter did the same thing the last time Polamalu was injured and they had to use “backups” in 2009. Carter showed that he didnt really belong on the team, Mundy is doing the same thing, I really hope they use a 2nd round or higher pick on a safety in the next draft, and that Golden improves enough to get rid of Mundy and Will Allen (he has to be even worse since they kept playing Mundy after both games against the Broncos)

  • whatup HO

    wow biased steelers fans should be embarrased of this and admit like i did been a steeler for over 28 years son.

  • A fine is not enough. Mundy should be suspended as well.

  • Actually, the miss is on Timmons. Look at the replay. He took the block to the outside behind a double teamed Keisel and left a HUGE hole for Mcfadden to hit. With that amount of space, my grandma would have gone 65 yards.

  • JohnnyV1

    I apologize if I was in error. Timmons and Mundy are interchangeable with respect to “not up to par” play. Only it’s worse if Timmons was the culprit, b/c he’s making Probowl money and Mundy is not.
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  • This guy launched helmet to helmet twice and gave not only DHB a concussion but TE Brandon Meyers. What a clown. Suspension coming