Steelers fined for Ben Roethlisberger injury reporting

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Per two reports on NFL Network, the league Friday fined Mike Tomlin $25,000 for failing to report that Ben Roethlisberger's elbow was hurting in advance of the Steelers' 24-20 loss to the 49ers, September 22 in Santa Clara, Calif.

The Steelers have been fined $75,000 and Tomlin was fined $25,000 for violating the NFL's Injury Report Policy before their Week 2 game.

Roethlisberger was a non-participant in a practice on September 11 prior to the Week 2 game against the Seahawks.

Roethlisberger, who was placed on injured reserve September 16, exited the game against the Seahawks before halftime with a non-contact elbow injury.

But according to the reports, some with the team knew that Roethlisberger had been dealing with elbow issues prior to the game.

The Steelers listed Roethlisberger as not practicing on Wednesday of that week for reasons not related to injury. Two days later, he had season-ending surgery in Los Angeles. The timing of the fine is rather interesting; however, as them not reporting of Roethlisberger's injury isn't quite a new development. Even though Roethlisberger isn't playing anymore, the Steelers are still paying for his injury.

The NFL is fining the Pittsburgh Steelers and head coach Mike Tomlin for an incident weeks ago.



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