Seymour fined $25,000 for blow
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ALAMEDA, Calif. -- A blowout loss to the Steelers to end a three-game winning streak was bad enough for the Oakland Raiders.
At least they know they won't be without stalwart defensive tackle Richard Seymour this week after his ejection for hitting Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in the helmet.
The NFL announced Monday that Seymour would be fined $25,000 for his actions in the second quarter of Oakland's 35-3 loss at Heinz Field. But there was no suspension.
Coach Tom Cable said before the punishment was announced that Seymour knows he made a poor decision and that his team needs to do a better job maintaining its discipline, even in a physical game such as Sunday.
"He texted me last night and feels bad about it ... ," Cable said.
The infraction happened late in the second quarter after Roethlisberger threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Emmanuel Sanders to give the Steelers a 21-3 lead. As Seymour was jawing with some of the Steelers offensive linemen, Roethlisberger ran up and appeared to say something before Seymour hit him with an open hand in the jaw. Roethlisberger fell to the turf, but was not injured and stayed in the game. Seymour was given a personal foul and was ejected.
First Published November 23, 2010 12:00 am