September 18, 2013
Titans' Pollard fined $42K for hit on Andre Johnson
By The Sports Xchange

Houston Texan Andre Johnson walks off the field unassisted after taking hard hit from Bernard Pollard of the Tennessee Titans at Reliant Stadium on September 15, 2013. (Bob Levey/Getty Images/AFP)

Tennessee Titans strong safety Bernard Pollard said Wednesday he was fined $42,000 for his fourth-quarter hit on Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson.

Johnson left the game after hauling in a pass inside the 5-yard line and is being treated for a concussion from the hit by Pollard, a former teammate with a reputation for hard hitting.

Pollard arrived a half-step late to break up the pass but put his shoulder into Johnson's shoulder and facemask, forcing Johnson out of bounds along the sideline. Johnson appeared to be shaken as he hit the ground, while Pollard ran from the play pumping his fist to celebrate the high-impact tackle.

Pollard said Wednesday via Twitter that he was fined $42,000 for that hit.

"So @nfl said I did 'everything right' but 42k later I get fined. It's called football but they want 2 hand touch," Pollard (@Crushboy31) wrote.



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