Eric Reid fined for hit to Ben Roethlisberger’s head

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The NFL has docked the pay of Panthers safety Eric Reid for his hit on Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger last week.

Reid was fined $10,026 for the hit, which also got him ejected.

If anything, Reid may have gotten off easy from the league’s lords of discipline. Roethlisberger went into a feet-first slide, and Reid drilled him in the head after Roethlisberger’s knee had already hit the ground. It was severe enough that the officials decided to eject Reid, a move that was supported by the league’s officiating command center.

Reid said after the game that he wasn’t aware players could get ejected in the NFL. He now knows, and he is also all too aware that players can get fined as well.

30 responses to “Eric Reid fined for hit to Ben Roethlisberger’s head

  1. Wasn’t a BS call he deserved the fine. If anything he should have been fined more and this coming from a Raiders fan who can’t stand Rothlesburger or the Steelers.

  2. Drilled? Come on dude. It wasn’t like a Baker Mayfield pick up the flag hit or anything. Dude barely touched him. Fine was correct amount.

  3. kcc123 says:
    November 17, 2018 at 6:05 pm
    Drilled? Come on dude. It wasn’t like a Baker Mayfield pick up the flag hit or anything. Dude barely touched him. Fine was correct amount.

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    He shouldn’t have been ejected either. Flagged for hitting a sliding QB sure, but that hit was one of the softest I’ve ever seen on a slide.

  4. Blatant cheap shot from a classless player delivered to an “alleged” rapist. Cry me a river.

    The shallow end of the gene pool has posted…….?

    Ben didn’t seem to think it was a big deal.

  5. “Reid said after the game that he wasn’t aware players could get ejected in the NFL.”

    Last year Reid played in a game where 3 players were ejected, including 1 of his own teammates.

    Clueless…

  6. So he got fined the same amount of money as Aaron Donald when he was all upset after a late hit and tried to rip Justin Britt’s head off from behind by his face mask and then put him in a chokehold?

    Uh…

    Seems like the Rams are the NFL’s darling at the moment.

  7. Player gets ejected, he should have his game check reduced according the game time he missed.

  8. Don’t slide late then. Pittsburgh fans are too stupid to realize this, but when the ball runner runner and defender leave the ground at the same time these things will happen.

  9. The fine was for 2 things…..$26.00 for the “Hit”
    $10,000.00 for kneeling and just being a great guy

  10. Reid epitomizes the type of person I would decline to help if they
    were stranded on the side of the road. Might even look for a nearby mud puddle.

  11. The shoulder was a graze that did still catch the top part of his helmet. It was definitely a late hit and a penalty. Flag and yardage were justified right there and certainly a follow up fine would have come. But what made it more aggregious and probably the detail that got him kicked was how he used his forearm underneath to drliver a more direct blow to the head. That looked pretty targeted. Thats what changed it from a possible attempt to dive over the player that failed to avoid contact into a targeted blow to the head. And aside from getting him kicked that likely affected the fine amount too.

  12. These guys need to learn that when I guy is down you cannot go for a cheap headshot. He missed a direct shot at Big Ben but the intent was there. If Reid is successful with his intent Rothlisberger could have been out for the season. That is what the league is trying to fix. Wise up . The fine was not a result of the hit ,was a result of the intent.

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