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Posted at 12:13 PM ET, 09/16/2011

Report: Troy Polamalu fined $15,000 for horse-collar tackle of Ricky Williams

Troy Polamalu (left) brings down Ricky Williams. (Rob Carr / GETTY IMAGES)
Pittsburgh Steelers strong safety Troy Polamalu has been fined $15,000 by the NFL for a horse-collar tackle of Baltimore Ravens running back Ricky Williams on Sunday.

“It definitely wasn’t on purpose,” Polamalu said, via the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, which reported the fine. “I’ve never intentionally tried to horse collar anybody.”

Fines are not announced and the Tribune-Review cited a league source for the Polamalu fine. Greg Aiello, NFL spokesman, tweeted that the schedule for fines is public and added: “Minimum fine for horse collar tackle is $15K; $30K for 2nd offense..could b more if flagrant.”

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