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Ravens safety Eric Weddle fined for Week 9 hit vs. Steelers wide receiver

Ravens safety Eric Weddle fined for Week 9 hit vs. Steelers wide receiver

Ravens safety Eric Weddle was fined $26,739 for his hit to the head of Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster in the teams’ Week 9 game.

Smith-Schuster was hit early in the third quarter after making a 23-yard catch over the middle of the field. Weddle was penalized for unnecessary roughness, but both the catch and penalty were negated by an offensive-holding penalty.

The call was explained in the NFL Football Operations' weekly officiating video. NFL senior vice president of officiating Al Riveron said that before Smith-Schuster “has...

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