Posted November 29, 2013

Steelers CB William Gay fined $15,750 for hit on Browns QB Jason Campbell

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Browns quarterback Jason Campbell has six touchdowns and three interceptions this season. (AP Photo/David Richard)

Browns quarterback Jason Campbell has six touchdowns and three interceptions this season. (AP Photo/David Richard)

The NFL fined Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay $15,750 for his hit on Cleveland Browns quarterback Jason Campbell during last Sunday’s game, saying Gay “unnecessarily delivered a forcible blow to (Campbell’s) head and neck area.”

After Gay’s hit, Campbell’s head snapped to the side, and his helmet hit the turf hard. No flag was thrown on the play, which left Campbell with a concussion.

Campbell has been ruled out of this weekend’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.  

According to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealerthe NFL admitted it blew that call and that a flag should have been thrown on Gay. 

“I thought he got hit in the face mask right from the beginning and then obviously you see the replay, and it’s really easy to see from all the angles except the one that the referee had — he’s standing behind,” Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner said.

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4 comments
UOfan
UOfan

Another point proving the steelers are the bottom of the barrel along with the cheating pats in terms of class in today's NFL. 

Sulkaman
Sulkaman

Campbell was our only chance at mediocrity. Now we don't even have that. WEEDEN!!!

mishmosh
mishmosh

It was obvious.  Basically a punch to the facemask.  At least the fine will give Browns fans some solace.

UOfan
UOfan

@Sulkaman I am so sorry that you guys have to depend on the turnover machine that is Weeden.