Pittsburgh Steelers defense defender Troy Polamalu was fined $ 10,000 by the NFL for using a cell phone on the side after a brutal hit during the game.
Troy Polamalu was forced to leave Sunday’s game against the Jaguars after stopping Maurice Jones-Drew of Jacksonville to keep Pittsburgh’s 17-13 victory.
Fearing his wife, Theodora, he probably saw the hit on television, Troy Polamalu he was handed a cell phone by the team doctor to call and say he was fine.
Troy Polamalu, who was Defender of the Year in 21010, has a history of turmoil in his nine-year NFL career and wanted to alleviate his wife’s worries.
But the NFL did not appreciate Troy Polamalu’s gesture, hitting him with a $ 10,000 fine.
According to NFL rules, phones are prohibited in the bench area before and during matches.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell’s decision to fine Troy Polamalu came as a surprise, at least to his coach.
Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin quickly defended his player, saying: He wasn’t checking his bank account.
Commissioner Roger Goodell’s story with the Pittsburgh Steelers is a long one.
Roger Goodell issued a suspension of four games for quarterback Ben Rotlisberger and $ 100,000 in fines for James Harrison’s 2010 hits.
However, Troy Polamalu did not appear to be affected by the $ 10,000 fine.
In addition to his salary in the NFL, Troy Polamalu earns a lot of money from his shampoo ads.
But the case of Troy Polamalu is not unique, and Joe Horn pulled out a phone after touching down on New Orleans Saints in 2003 and calling from the far end to tell his wife and children about it.
The gesture, part of a series of top-notch touchdown celebrations that the NFL quickly tackled, cost Joe Horn $ 30,000 and is perhaps the most expensive phone call to date.
Troy Polamalu will play Arizona today after a series of upheavals.