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Browns DT Phil Taylor Fined $7,875 By NFL For Blindsiding Steelers Lineman
The NFL fined Browns DT Phil Taylor $7,875 for blindsiding Steelers right tackle Kelvin Beachum with a forearm smash away from a running play early in the third quarter of the Browns' 24-10 loss.
Beachum suffered a concussion as a result of the hit and did not return. After the game, Taylor insisted he wouldn’t be fazed if he received discipline from the league.
“I don’t care,” Taylor said. “If I get a call [from the league], I get a call. I got it.
“It’s between the whistles. You’ve got to keep your head on a swivel.”
Taylor’s strike on Beachum was a reaction to Steelers right guard Doug Legursky diving into the legs of Browns linebacker Craig Robertson late in the second quarter after running back Isaac Redman had been tackled. Robertson got up and started swinging at Legursky.
“I got underneath [Robertson’s] skin,” Legursky said. “I was finishing a play. He didn’t like the way I did it. It all stemmed from there.
“It was a pretty grimy game. They were taking shots. Everybody was.”
Source: Akron Beacon Journal
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