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Seymour fined $25,000 for hit on Roethlisberger

The Associated Press

ALAMEDA, Calif. — A blowout loss to the Steelers to end a three-game winning streak was bad enough for the Oakland Raiders.

At least they know they won’t be without stalwart defensive tackle Richard Seymour this week following his ejection for hitting Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in the helmet.

The NFL announced Monday that Seymour would be fined $25,000 for his actions in the second quarter of Oakland’s 35-3 loss at Pittsburgh. But there was no suspension.

Coach Tom Cable said before the punishment was announced that Seymour knows he made a poor decision and that his team needs to do a better job maintaining its discipline, even in a physical game like the one Sunday.

“He texted me last night and feels bad about it and knows he was wrong, and we’ll move forward,” Cable said yesterday.


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