|Written by Michael|
Bet on the NFL Ravens defensive tackle Haoli Ngata and linebacker Jameel McLain they will appeal the fines the NFL levied on them for hits during Sunday night's 13-10 loss to the Pittsburg Steelers. No penalty was called on either play.
He was fined $15,000 after his left hand struck Ben Roethlistberger in the face, resulting in a broken nose for the Steelers' quarterback on the first-quarter play. Roethlisberger played the entire game, thene underwent surgery on his nose the next day.
Of course, he thinks it's not right, Ngata said of the fine Thursday. He feels like there was no other way je could have played that play because he’s swimming the guard, when the guard starts to duck, and Ngata’s arm is coming down over the guard. But he’s going to appeal it and see if hopefully, he can get some money back.
McClain was docked $40,000 for a collision with Heath Miller hat resulted in a concussion for the Steelers' tight end. Rules are rules, McClain understands. So he will appeal it and see where it goes from there, but that's basically where he stands with the situation. McClain's teammates are considering passing the hat to help pay for his fine.
Fellow linebacker Ray Lewis said that he told him might try to help him.
But that's a rough one. Forty thousand is $40,000, so we can do whatever we gotta do for him. We'll definitely help him out." Ngata was was a starting defensive tackle for the University of Oregon before he entered the 3006 NFL Draft, when he was drafted by the Ravens with the 12th pick in the first round, who acquired the pick from the Celeveland Browns or their first round pick and a sixth round pick. Ngata attended Highland High School in Salt Lake City, Utah, and was a three-year starter on the defensive line. As a senior, sportsbook recorded that he has over 100 tackles of a record and led his team to the state quarterfinals, following a 12-2 record and a berth in the State Championship as a junior. Ngata was named the 2001 Utah Gatorade Player of the Year and a first-team USA Today All-USA selection. He played in the 2002 U.S Army All-American Bowl.
Ngata was listed as a five-star recruit and the No. 2 overall prospect in the nation.. He chose Oregon overBYU, Nebraska, Texas A&M and Washington. Ngata also played rugby in high school, and helped lead the Highland Rugby Club to the National Rugby Championship. He was red carded in the championship match.