The NFL has fined Steelers cornerback William Gay $15,750 for unnecessary roughness for his hit on Browns quarterback Jason Campbell in the 27-11 victory Nov 24.
Gay’s arm struck Campbell in the head on a sack that resulted in a forced fumble. Will Allen scooped up the fumble Gay caused and raced 48 yards to the Browns 4. The Steelers scored on the next play to take a 20-3 lead in the third quarter.
Campbell was forced to leave the game with a concussion and will miss the Browns’ game Sunday against the Jaguars.
According to an NFL spokesman, Gay was fined because he “unnecessarily delivered a forcible blow to his opponent’s head and neck area.”
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