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Former Ravens safety Bernard Pollard says Manziel middle finger set bad example for kids

Pot, meet kettle.

Former Ravens safety Bernard Pollard, who now plays in Tennessee, had some thoughts on Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel flipping the middle finger to the Washington sideline last night on ESPN, according to Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.

Bernard Pollard said Johnny Manziel set a bad example for kids with his obscene gesture on Monday night #Titans

— Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) August 19, 2014

Pollard, an eight-year veteran, hasn’t exactly covered himself in glory when it comes to positively influencing the youth of America.

Last year, he was fined $42,000 in Week 2 for a hit on a defenseless receiver, and again in Weeks 9 and 10 for late hits, bringing his 2013 fine total to $67,000.

During the 2012 season, he was fined over $23,000 for a pair of incidents while playing for the Ravens. He was also fined twice in 2010 for infractions while playing with the Texans.

It’s not exactly the disciplinary record we’d hold up to our Pop Warner players to emulate, but of course, neither is flipping off Washington. I’ll call it a wash.

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