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Steelers LB Jason Worilds and RB LeGarrette Blount fined by NFL

Two Pittsburgh Steelers players found their wallets a little bit lighter than usual Friday. LB Jason Worilds and RB LeGarrette Blount were both fined by the NFL.

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Two players on the Pittsburgh Steelers roster were fined Friday by the NFL for different infractions.

Linebacker Jason Worilds was fined $16,537 dollars for his low hit on Carolina Panthers' quarterback Cam Newton in the Steelers' 37-19 win on Sunday Night Football. Worilds clearly was held on the play and, due to the hold, was falling as he hit Newton low.

Newton saw no ill will with the hit but the NFL obviously didn't agree, as the starting outside linebacker will be missing a significant portion of his paycheck this week.

The other fine was on running back LeGarrette Blount who threw a football into the stands after scoring a touchdown, which warrants an automatic $5,512 dollar fine by the NFL. A steep price for a touchdown celebration and a leather football.

The NFL didn't fine David DeCastro for his late hit against Panthers' linebacker Luke Kuechly that was flagged for a 15-yard unnecessary roughness penalty. They also didn't fine safety Mike Mitchell for two separate hits, one on Jonathan Stewart and another on Mike Tolbert. Neither play was flagged in the game.

Likewise, the NFL didn't fine Mitchell or Troy Polamalu after hits by the safety tandem were flagged in the Week 2 matchup against the Baltimore Ravens. When hits flagged in a game aren't followed by a fine, that typically means the league office didn't feel the hit was illegal as it was called on the field.

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