Ryan Shazier fined for hit on DeShone Kizer

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After Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier was penalized 15 yards for unnecessary roughness against the Browns last Sunday, he said he thought the flag was unwarranted because Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer slid late at the end of a running play.

When coach Mike Tomlin was told that Shazier felt that way, he said, via the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, that Shazier “thought wrong.” The NFL agreed with Tomlin.

Shazier said Friday, via Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com, that he was fined $25,000 for the hit on Kizer — it’s actually $24,309 per the league’s fine schedule — in the second quarter of the game. Shazier said that he plans to appeal the fine.

Based on video of the hit, Shazier’s appeal seems unlikely to succeed as Kizer appeared to be well into his slide when Shazier hit him.

17 responses to “Ryan Shazier fined for hit on DeShone Kizer

  1. I have no problem with the league issuing fines to players that cross the line. My only gripe is they don’t consistently make the calls. I watch a lot of football, I see guys get hit the same way, or worse, and no flag, no fine etc. Further, I think they need to take the QB giving himself up slide out of football. If he runs, why should he be treated any differently?

  2. So please tell me why he’s not being suspended? This isn’t his first time going over the edge and taking cheap dirty shots at opposing players. If this was Burfict he would have been suspended immediately.

  3. If this were Burfict he would be dragged through the streets…but Shazier and company do this crap on the regular and nobody bats an eye.
    There were at least four other dirty hits in that game by Pitt players and Tomlin is quoted the other day saying safety this safety that I’m on the safety committee blah blah….save it. You’re all just as dirty as the monster you make Burfict out to be, but claim it’s just “hard nosed football” or “the Steeler way”. Smh

  4. ]practical1site says:
    September 15, 2017 at 2:34 pm
    So please tell me why he’s not being suspended? This isn’t his first time going over the edge and taking cheap dirty shots at opposing players. If this was Burfict he would have been suspended immediately.

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    Rooney is part of the Cheating 6 (Rooney, Mara, Jerrah (currently got burned), Woody Johnson, Bisciotti, Irsay).

    That’s why.

  5. “Based on video of the hit, Shazier’s appeal seems unlikely to succeed as Kizer appeared to be well into his slide when Shazier hit him.”
    And it is also true that Shazier had already committed to hitting him before Kizer had hit the ground. Two guys on a collision course and one guy bails out, the contact is still going to happen. Advantage Offense.

  6. Rooney is part of the Cheating 6 (Rooney, Mara, Jerrah (currently got burned), Woody Johnson, Bisciotti, Irsay).

    That’s why.

    Wawawawawawa little Tylawspicksix is unhappy and thinks the cards are stacked against him….grow up Sheldon you get what Cheaters deserve….nothing.

    You mean fans of the current super bowl champions ? Those fans?

    Yes those Whiny little snowflakes

  7. Seeing game in my area it was bang bang, officials throw flags to soon on this type play. Another play was on the side lines and flags came out way late on a play where the defensive player had arms out and hit receiver . Their needs to be some leeway on many of the plays we have seen on many games this past week. To many flags on what the officials see in slow motion and not taking in account the slit second decisions of players. It is taking away from the game to much stoppage for penalties.

  8. Is Ingram going to be fined or suspended for launching himself into Seimen’s head or Bosa for forearming Seiman’s head on the same play?

  9. Ty forgot to add Krafts name to the list of cheaters so I will.Also how about Dont’a I’m soft as Charming tissue Hightower.talk about soft,what’s the problem now,bruised ego?

  10. tylawspick6 says:
    September 15, 2017 at 4:38 pm
    Update: Shazier strained a nostril hair and is out 6-8 weeks.

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    HAHA jokes on you. Shazier doesn’t have any hair.

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