Linebacker LaMarr Woodley is the latest player to get fined by the NFL. Woodley was reportedly docked $10,000 for his sack of Redskins quarterback Jason Campbell, who was thrown to the ground and banged his head on the turf during the tackle.
"I can't believe it," said teammate James Farrior when discussing the latest player to be fined by the NFL. "It's getting worse and worse. We're not able to do the things required of playing the game. I guess throwing a guy down is intimidating or something."
When the spate of fines against the Steelers began, defensive back Troy Polamalu said the NFL was becoming a "pansy" league because of fines leveled for plays on which no penalty was called. There was no foul called on Woodley during the nationally televised game.
Meanwhile, Woodley was held out of today's practice and said his status for Sunday's game against the Colts is "50-50."
"I have two days. I guess it will be a game-time decision," said Woodley.
He suffered an injury to his calf in the Giants game but was able to play against the Redskins.
"I can't say if it's better or if it's worse," he said. "You have to be smart. You don't want to miss a game, but you don't want to risk missing four of five either. The game's not going to stop because I'm not in there."
In other Steeler news, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger participated in practice, an indication that he will be playing Sunday against the Colts. He was limited on some of his throws because of a right shoulder injury that he sustained in the season's first game, and he wore an ice pack and bandage on the shoulder after practice. There was no official announcement on his status for Sunday, and it may not be known until game time if he will start of if the Steelers will go with Byron Leftwich.