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Ware fined for shot to Roethlisberger’s head


Cowboys outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware was fined $15,750 for last week’s hit on Ben Roethlisberger, according to Todd Archer of

The hit drew a penalty which could have been even more costly to his team.

Ware was flagged for roughing the passer, but sacks on the next two plays in the fourth quarter kept the 15 yards from being more damaging.

Ware caught the Steelers quarterback in the back of the head with his right arm, and the league was careful to notice.

Running back DeMarco Murray was also fined $7,875 for a face mask which wasn’t called on the field.

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28 Responses to “Ware fined for shot to Roethlisberger’s head”
  1. romoscollarbone says: Dec 20, 2012 5:20 PM

    Did he hit his head, yes. Did it look intentional, no. Is Ware generally known as a dirty player, no.

    In the end, I’m sure a win is worth 15K to DWare. Where’s that 7 rings character at?

  2. jakec4 says: Dec 20, 2012 5:26 PM

    I would have made Murray’s fine the full $7,875.47 instead of the $7,875.00

    He was way out of line.

    These fine amounts are hilarious.

  3. steelernationisthepinnacleofexistenceyouarenothing says: Dec 20, 2012 5:30 PM

    Cowboys: a bunch of losers. Steelers: superior.

  4. prgsdw says: Dec 20, 2012 5:46 PM

    Cowboys 27 – Steelers 24. Say whatever you want, it doesn’t change the outcome. The better team won.

  5. noburghfan says: Dec 20, 2012 5:51 PM

    When will these players ever learn , you can’t
    hurt big buns by hitting him in the head !

  6. steelcurtainn says: Dec 20, 2012 6:10 PM

    He should of got a one game suspension. That hit to the head was as dirty as they come.

  7. tonybuster2013 says: Dec 20, 2012 6:12 PM

    steelernationisthepinnacleofexistenceyouarenothing says:Dec 20, 2012 5:30 PM

    Cowboys: a bunch of losers. Steelers: superior.

    Yeah just like you are the World team?? Have fun not making the playoffs

  8. csilojohnson says: Dec 20, 2012 6:14 PM

    I’m ok with saying the better team won. Cowboys still aren’t making it any further in playoffs then the Steelers, and Jerry Jones still owns the Cowgirls. Looks like a win for the Burgh in the end.

  9. Nofoolnodrool says: Dec 20, 2012 6:28 PM

    We’re any of you cowgirl fans alive when the they were relevant ? They were great once, but no one knew what the Internet was back then. Hey you deserved to win , but don’t anoint yourself anything more than the winner of your last game…big deal.

  10. scott8nj says: Dec 20, 2012 6:58 PM

    I thought it was flimsy even calling the penalty never mind a fine too.

  11. uhnoreally says: Dec 20, 2012 7:02 PM

    replacement refs – not so bad

  12. djaehne says: Dec 20, 2012 7:06 PM

    Ware has been the best DE in the league for some time until Watt Just Happend! Ware is a beast on the field and a terror to qbs all around the league. Smacking the burger guy was worth the money.

  13. drgreenstreak says: Dec 20, 2012 7:28 PM

    steelcurtainn –

    You need to go back and look at the play. Ware pulled-up and even tried to stop himself from hurting your gentle Ben. Tried to stop his fall.

    Ware has never been thought of as a dirty player. He is exactly the opposite of that human garbage James Harrison who is a psychopath.

    Hate on the Cowboys if ya want. Ware is a gentleman and shows respect to all players.

  14. bluebongzilla says: Dec 20, 2012 7:28 PM

    Aw, the big bad Steeler LB cried that the little RB grabbed his facemask! My how times have changed.

  15. bluebongzilla says: Dec 20, 2012 7:29 PM

    “Looks like a win for the Burgh in the end.”

    Except for the part where they have to go back to Pittsburgh.

  16. bluebongzilla says: Dec 20, 2012 7:31 PM

    Dan Rooney is just another billionaire in O’s pocket.

  17. blackngold4life says: Dec 20, 2012 7:32 PM

    Ben was holding his head like he just got hit by a train

  18. steeldominance says: Dec 20, 2012 7:35 PM

    Nobody cried. It was a brutal facemask that should have been a penalty. Lucky it wasn’t called. But we all know Jerry has deep pockets, even deeper when playing at home. Hit by D. Ware was a penalty, fine but not intentional.

  19. randallflagg52 says: Dec 20, 2012 7:50 PM

    I don’t believe they fined him for that. He barely grazed his helmet. Now if he CLUBBED him in the head, yeah, go ahead and fine him; however that little brush didn’t deserve a penalty much less a fine.

  20. RoofDude says: Dec 20, 2012 8:34 PM

    Wow…a fine for that? Really..?! Anyone who actually watched couldnt agree with Ware being fined. Incidental at worst.

    I wonder how Ronnie Lott would be treated by the league today. Or Deacon Jones, Dick Butkis, Jack Lambert, etc… Dont get me wrong, I love the NFL as much today as ever but, Im sure glad I was able to grow up watching the way it USED to be played too.

  21. steelersfanfromtheseventies says: Dec 20, 2012 8:36 PM


    Ware has been the best DE in the league for some time until Watt Just Happend! Ware is a beast on the field and a terror to qbs all around the league. Smacking the burger guy was worth the money.

    This way of thinking makes it alot easier to understand why our society is going down the toilet.

  22. ziplock10 says: Dec 20, 2012 8:49 PM

    Wondering if the league will fine Cleveland for the 2 strikes to Kirk Cousins helmet. No wait, Mara doesn’t see anything wrong with that.

  23. steelcurtainn says: Dec 20, 2012 8:56 PM

    lol, no reason to hate on dallas,not a dallas hater, honestly they haven’t done zilch in 20 years why would I be. I did see the replay, although the games played fast, there was no reason to have your arm held up that high to hit Ben in the head. No way around it, cheap shot!!!!!!

  24. drgreenstreak says: Dec 20, 2012 9:04 PM


    No reason to have your arm up that high EXCEPT to block a pass. Ask JJ Watt.

    Go watch film of Harrison and Hines Ward for the true definition of CHEAP SHOT.

    … and try to learn something about NFL football while you’re at it.

  25. manningbowl88 says: Dec 20, 2012 10:20 PM

    funny bec ware DEF punched him in the head.. if it was Suh we wouldnt hear the end of it..

  26. x1xbbx7x says: Dec 20, 2012 10:26 PM

    @Aluminum Curtain – No. You’re just salty that you lost. It’s actually a trade move Ware does… his tomahawk chop to strip the ball… Ben moved and his hand grazed his helmet.

    Quit crying you big baby.

    In the end, I’m sure you’d love for it to be Harrison or Woodley doing it to Romo, paying up $15,750 for the win… wouldn’t you?

  27. smilesaustin says: Dec 20, 2012 10:55 PM


    Ware pulls his arm up like that almost every time he’s coming in behind a quarterback to try to catch the quarterback’s arm coming back for the pass. Watch a highlight film of him and you’ll see it happens often, and he’s had 31 forced fumbles in his career because of it. There’s absolutely nothing malicious about it.

  28. msclemons67 says: Dec 20, 2012 10:58 PM

    The Milledgeville police countered with a $15,000 reward for Ware.

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