Pollard fined $40K for hit

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NEW YORK - The NFL has fined Texans safety Bernard Pollard $40,000 for a hit last Sunday on Tennessee wide receiver Justin Gage.

The fine, issued for unnecessary roughness, came after the NFL said Pollard "unnecessarily struck a defenseless player in the head area."

Pollard was fined $5,000 earlier this season for a late hit in Houston's Week 6 game against Kansas City.

His hit on Gage came during the same game that saw a fight between Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson and Titans cornerback Cortland Finnegan. Johnson was fined just $25,000 despite throwing several punches.


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