Ray Lewis fined $20,000

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Posted Nov 10, 2011
Aaron Wilson


OWINGS MILLS -- Baltimore Ravens All-Pro middle linebacker Ray Lewis has been fined $20,000 by the NFL for his devastating hit on Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward. And Steelers safety Ryan Clark was fined $40,000 for his hit on Ravens tight end Ed Dickson.

Lewis wasn't penalized for his helmet-to-helmet hit that left Ward dazed. He didn't return to the game after suffering what the Steelers characterized as a stinger.

Lewis plans to appeal the fine.

"Yeah, I heard from the league and like I said they fined me whatever they was going to fine me," Lewis said. "The thing is you definitely respect them trying to protect player safety. At the same time, it won't change not one way I play this week no matter what the fine is. You can't stop playing defense the way defense has always been created to play.

"When the receiver has the ball, your job is to disengage him from the ball. You never want to hurt nobody. I've been in this business too long. I just think once you start getting into these fines I don't know how they come up with the numbers most of the time." Lewis said he didn't speak to Ward about the hit.

"No, talk to Hiines for what?" Lewis said. "You don't have conversations after hits. You just keep moving." For more coverage of the Ravens, go to bal.scout.com.


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