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Steelers’ Taylor, Ravens’ Ayanbadejo fined $15,000 each

Brendon Ayanbadejo, Antonio Brown AP

Troy Polamalu wasn’t the only one fined $15,000 for actions during Sunday’s Steelers-Ravens game.

Steelers cornerback Ike Taylor and Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo were fined $15,000 apiece as well.

Taylor’s fine was for head-butting Ravens offensive tackle Michael Oher, which set off this brawl in the third quarter.

Ayanbadejo’s fine was for a horse-collar tackle on Steelers kick returner Antonio Brown in the first quarter. A $15,000 fine is the minimum penalty for a horse-collar tackle.

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42 Responses to “Steelers’ Taylor, Ravens’ Ayanbadejo fined $15,000 each”
  1. mustbejealousof6 says: Sep 16, 2011 4:07 PM

    I can’t take it anymore! The injustice done to the Steelers is simply wrong! It is inconsistent with the rest of the league! We clearly have targets on our back because of our superiority through history!

    Just because we are better than every other team (and their empty trophy cases) doesn’t mean we should be punished for it. We welcome competition (even if it comes WAY short) but this is SABATOGE.

    The SFL will change this game back to itself, it’s old self. No more offensive protection. Every player is equal. That’s why they wear pads. Nothing should have changed. No more outragous rules and fines that are consistently controversial. No more TMZ-like reporting in football! No more maximizing profits at the sake of the game!
    This is a man’s game! Just let them play! And for God’s sake, RUN THE BALL!
    SFL

  2. chowface86 says: Sep 16, 2011 4:13 PM

    Looks like no HGH till next weeks paycheck.

  3. up2highhell says: Sep 16, 2011 4:14 PM

    Taylor was not ejected from the game

  4. boothisman says: Sep 16, 2011 4:14 PM

    I agree with Jeff. Enough with the fines!!

  5. felonius1 says: Sep 16, 2011 4:14 PM

    Hey 6, instead of starting a new league, just join the UFL. it would be consistent with the steelers recent quality of play. Would save you alot of trouble.

  6. semperfi24 says: Sep 16, 2011 4:15 PM

    The Steelers were better than the Ravens at some things last week. Lets see, the Steelers were better at dirty illegal plays, better at turning the ball over, and better at crying about dirty play.

  7. americankris says: Sep 16, 2011 4:15 PM

    Who didnt get fined in this game?

  8. isphet71 says: Sep 16, 2011 4:15 PM

    I wonder if Goodell is fining so heavily to recoup that $1 salary he had for 6 months.

    That’s about the only sane reason I can think of.

  9. donterrelli says: Sep 16, 2011 4:16 PM

    Wow, did you see Ray Rice pulling on Polamalu’s hair?

  10. Southpaw says: Sep 16, 2011 4:16 PM

    Did anyone else not realize that Taylor was ejected?? I had no idea, the announcers never said anything, and the refs never announced anything *shrugs*

  11. scoops1 says: Sep 16, 2011 4:17 PM

    $10k Fine > $15k Fine

  12. jdreed68 says: Sep 16, 2011 4:18 PM

    But Brendon Ayanbadejo’s horse collar tackle was “100% legal, 100% ethical”

  13. carnboys says: Sep 16, 2011 4:19 PM

    mustbejealousof6 says:
    Sep 16, 2011 4:07 PM
    I can’t take it anymore! The injustice done to the Steelers is simply wrong! It is inconsistent with the rest of the league! We clearly have targets on our back because of our superiority through history!

    Just because we are better than every other team (and their empty trophy cases) doesn’t mean we should be punished for it. We welcome competition (even if it comes WAY short) but this is SABATOGE.

    Please get your own league. all the whinning the steelers do. i will be glad to see them gone.

  14. mustbejealousof6 says: Sep 16, 2011 4:23 PM

    I guess people are finally buying into the SFL. It wasn’t my idea though. I don’t want credit. I was merely assigned the underground word spreader.

  15. justreal82 says: Sep 16, 2011 4:28 PM

    Ok I’m a Steelers fan and I’m tired of the crying Steeler fans. Aren’t these the same fans who cry about mannin up and playin football? Get over it, it’s week 1.

  16. Steeler's Will says: Sep 16, 2011 4:29 PM

    mustbejealousof6 says:
    Sep 16, 2011 4:23 PM
    I guess people are finally buying into the SFL. It wasn’t my idea though. I don’t want credit. I was merely assigned the underground word spreader.

    ———————
    Hail!

  17. tfbuckfutter says: Sep 16, 2011 4:34 PM

    So….how many weeks before the Steelers franchise starts incurring fines?

    3? Maybe 4?

  18. scudbot says: Sep 16, 2011 4:36 PM

    “… the SFL”? Yes, please. Then you and the other Steeler whackos can take your circlej*rk over there.

  19. ham1 says: Sep 16, 2011 4:39 PM

    This is truly comical.
    Crying by both teams about cheap shots, fines, etc
    and then to top it off fans crying about both their teams and thier fans crying about other fans crying about whatever strikes their fancy…….
    Keep it up its hilarious.

  20. stealersfannot says: Sep 16, 2011 4:39 PM

    Ike Taylor wasn’t ejected. Tomlin took him out for one play and then put him back in. He was later seen covering Lee Evans.

    I don’t get the full logic of fines from a macro perspective.

    The NFL has revenue sharing, and the franchises each individually pay their players. So the 15k they confiscate from a player just ends up getting split and redistribtued 32 ways?

    Or is there some “fine fund” from which the proceeds are used for charity or promoting fair play amongst youth or something?

    Where is this money going?

    I think the NFL needs to go NBA style. Certain penalties get you ejected. And any tiem you’re ejected from a game, you get ejected without pay.

    The beneficiary of your dirty play should be your opponent. Not next week’s opponent. And not some redistribution fund.

  21. steelertom says: Sep 16, 2011 4:48 PM

    I really cant understand why people complain of these guys getting fined. Its not your money.why should you care. Its the penalty on the feild that should worry you. And as for the “target on the back” people REALLY? Why would the refs or league benifit from sabotaging the best and most profitable team in the league? none.

  22. lacharger2112 says: Sep 16, 2011 4:52 PM

    Is SFL the Stupid Fan League?

  23. savannahrose44 says: Sep 16, 2011 4:53 PM

    @ mustbejealousof6

    You want your own league…don’t let the door hit your butt on the way out to obscurity.

  24. jimbobobjr says: Sep 16, 2011 4:54 PM

    Finally!!! Some consistency when it comes to fines! It only took the league a year to get it right. I’m sure it’s a fluke, though.

  25. savannahrose44 says: Sep 16, 2011 4:56 PM

    stealersfannot says:
    Sep 16, 2011 4:39 PM
    Ike Taylor wasn’t ejected. Tomlin took him out for one play and then put him back in. He was later seen covering Lee Evans.

    I don’t get the full logic of fines from a macro perspective.

    The NFL has revenue sharing, and the franchises each individually pay their players. So the 15k they confiscate from a player just ends up getting split and redistribtued 32 ways?

    Or is there some “fine fund” from which the proceeds are used for charity or promoting fair play amongst youth or something?

    Where is this money going?

    ———————————————-

    The money goes to charity just as it has always done.

  26. freedomispopular says: Sep 16, 2011 5:04 PM

    I’m not sure what’s more sad…6′s post or the fact that it has that many thumbs up.

  27. dannylaruso says: Sep 16, 2011 5:06 PM

    stealersfannot says:
    Sep 16, 2011 4:39 PM
    Ike Taylor wasn’t ejected. Tomlin took him out for one play and then put him back in. He was later seen covering Lee Evans.

    I don’t get the full logic of fines from a macro perspective.

    The NFL has revenue sharing, and the franchises each individually pay their players. So the 15k they confiscate from a player just ends up getting split and redistribtued 32 ways?

    Or is there some “fine fund” from which the proceeds are used for charity or promoting fair play amongst youth or something?

    Where is this money going?

    ————————————————–
    It goes to charity you n00b.

  28. steelersmichele says: Sep 16, 2011 5:14 PM

    the league should also give players a check for $15,000 when they come out later and apologize and say it was a legal hit and a flag shouldn’t have been thrown. why should the players be the only ones paying for mistakes.

  29. holeinone09 says: Sep 16, 2011 5:20 PM

    I must have missed something. I read that Hampton didn’t complain to the officials about chop blocks but was asked a question by the media. Why are so many people complaining about something that never really happened? I guess the Steelers should quit giving interviews?

    And what team was complaining about having always to play the Steelers at Heinz Field in prime time, or something similar, last year? Who was that team?

  30. jsalis13 says: Sep 16, 2011 5:22 PM

    Taylor should have been ejected for that. He got frustrated because Woodley couldn’t do anything against Oher so he slaps the mans helmet and headbutts him.

  31. mcfluckey96 says: Sep 16, 2011 6:37 PM

    steelers are in trouble this year . their D stinks! old and slow so they have to make up for it by tough (late) hits!

  32. dontpay4tv says: Sep 16, 2011 6:44 PM

    Surprised nobody has commented on Polamalu’s ninja move he pulled on the loser who tried to take him down by his neck. Yes I know who it is but I don’t mention my fantasy stars by name. The Polamalu bodyslam was beautiful though…you don’t mess with the Head and Shoulders!

  33. holeinone09 says: Sep 16, 2011 7:02 PM

    Let’s see how much trouble the Steelers are in on Sunday. Then the complainers will say “It was only Seattle”. LOL.

  34. footballfanatic666 says: Sep 16, 2011 7:13 PM

    You Raven fans don’t know how to handle winning a game… maybe if you won more meaningful games you would know what it feels like and know how to act after game 1… you act like you won the super bowl… it is one game nothing more, nothing less… congrats… it is no different than last year… you won the first game last year… you have to win the second game to be different than last year… I wish you well in your visit to Pittsburgh for game # 9… if you fail to win that game this first game means nothing… and would have accomplished nothing… one question for all of you genius when did the NFL start fining for horse collar tackles??? I don’t ever recall hearing of one before… but now a Steeler is involved, with no reputation of dirty play, and a $15k fine is levied… there is something really wrong… why aren’t all personal fouls fined??? it is laughable… it violates every sense of consistency and fairness in terms of application… raven fans, you need act like you’ve won a game before…

  35. dumbaseinstien says: Sep 16, 2011 8:22 PM

    The League office w/ Goodell in charge is a complete joke! Result…the whole game is becoming a joke.

  36. ftcsubs says: Sep 16, 2011 11:32 PM

    Why wasn’t oher fined for starting the incident by tripping taylor with his hand. I would be ticked off also if someone blatently grabbed me around the ankle to trip me

  37. alvint69 says: Sep 16, 2011 11:51 PM

    All I know is if Rothlesburger keeps turning the ball over like that, people in Pittsburgh might start to think he raped somebody.

  38. favreforever says: Sep 17, 2011 12:43 AM

    Ike is so dumb he headbutts the one guy in the league who may have a thicker skull and smaller brain than he does.

  39. footballfanatic666 says: Sep 17, 2011 8:31 AM

    it was “legal” and “ethical’ just like when Ngata turned his hand so he could get his thumb on the inside of Roethlisberger’s facemask to break his nose… no penalty… no fine… no nothing… I guess if a Steeler did that to Tom Brady that would be ok… right???

  40. sojumaster says: Sep 17, 2011 11:32 AM

    footballfanatic666 says:Sep 17, 2011 8:31 AM

    it was “legal” and “ethical’ just like when Ngata turned his hand so he could get his thumb on the inside of Roethlisberger’s facemask to break his nose… no penalty… no fine… no nothing… I guess if a Steeler did that to Tom Brady that would be ok… right???

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    He was fined $15,000. You are correct that there was penalty though.

  41. sojumaster says: Sep 17, 2011 11:34 AM

    That there was NO* penalty.

  42. footballfanatic666 says: Sep 17, 2011 9:13 PM

    thanks for the correction… but does it seem to fair to fine a broken nose as a result of an intentional act the same as a horse collar???

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