In one of the oddest NFL fines this season Troy Polamalu of the Pittsburgh Steelers has been handed a $10,000 fine after he called his wife during his teams game to inform her that he was okay after leaving the game with concussion symptoms.
Polamalu used a trainers phone to make the call and despite the fact that he wasn’t showboating or creating a distraction he was handed the penalty NFL’s front office.
Defending his players action coach Mike Tomlin said:
“In this era of player safety, you would think that common sense would prevail in some of these things,” while adding, “It wasn’t a personal call. He wasn’t checking on his bank account.”
Polamalu has passed his concussion test and will play this Sunday when the Steelers takes on the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium.
Do you think the fine is a bit ridiculous given the nature of Troy’s phoen call?