New York, NY – The National Football League has issued fines to five players for unnecessary roughness penalties during last week's games.
The player fined the most was New York Giants safety Antrel Rolle, who was given a $20,000 penalty for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Redskins tight end Fred Davis. Giants teammate safety Kenny Phillips drew a $10,000 fine for hitting Davis in the head and the neck area.
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo and Pittsburgh safety Troy Polamalu were each fined $15,000 for horse-collar tackles. Steelers safety Ike Taylor received a $15,000 fine for head butting Ravens offensive tackle Michael Oher.