NFL fines Pollard $42K, Texans Jackson also fined

NFL fines Pollard $42K, Texans Jackson also fined

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HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 15: Andre Johnson #80 of the Houston Texans takes a hard hit from Bernard Pollard #31 of the Tennessee Titans after making a reception in the fourth quarter as he beat Jason McCourty #30 of the Tennessee Titans on the play at Reliant Stadium on September 15, 2013 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

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Posted on September 18, 2013 at 10:31 AM

Updated Thursday, Sep 19 at 6:48 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The NFL has fined Titans safety Bernard Pollard $42,000 for his hit on Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson.

The NFL confirmed the punishment Wednesday, saying Pollard was fined for hitting a defenseless receiver in the head or neck area with his shoulder.

The hit in last week’s 30-24 overtime win by Houston left Johnson with a concussion after Pollard helped knock him out of bounds near the goal line late in regulation.

No penalty flag was thrown.

Pollard shared he had been fined on Twitter. He wrote Wednesday morning the NFL said he did "‘everything right’ but 42k later I still get fined. Wow! It’s called football but they want 2 hand touch."

The veteran safety has been fined previously in his career, including for a late hit in the preseason opener in August.

The NFL also fined Texans safety Kareem Jackson $42,000 for his hit on receiver Kendall Wright. Jackson was flagged on the play. He will appeal.

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