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

Troy Polamalu (left) brings down Ricky Williams. (Rob Carr / GETTY IMAGES)

“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.”

After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.


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