Ryan Mundy fined $21k for hit on Darrius Heyward-Bey

Steelers' Ryan Mundy was hit with a $21,000 fine for rocking Darrius Heyward-Bey last weekend.

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Steelers safety Mundy fined for hit on Heyward-Bey

Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Mundy was fined $21K for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Oakland Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey during the Raiders 34-31 victory over the Steelers on Sept. 23.

Mundy hit Heyward-Bey in the end zone early in the fourth quarter of the game and was not penalized at the time. Heyward-Bey laid motionless on the field for several minutes before being carted off on a stretcher, but managed to give a thumbs up on his way off the field. He was taken directly to a hospital from the field, where he stayed overnight. Heyward-Bey was released from the hospital on Monday and is expected to make a full recovery after suffering a concussion and a neck strain.

This is the first fine of Mundy's career and the second fine for the Steelers this season. Linebacker Lawrence Timmons was also fined $21K for his hit on New York Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez in Week 2.

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Darrius Heyward-Bey Did Not Suffer Concussion

Doctors confirmed Monday morning that Oakland Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey avoided a concussion, according to Dan Enright of the Daily Messenger.

Following the Raiders 34-31 victory over the visiting Pittsburgh Steelers, Oakland head coach Dennis Allen originally informed the media that Heyward-Bey had suffered a concussion. But after analyzing him overnight, medical officials are now claiming that Heyward-Bey's injury is specifically in the neck region.

The injury occurred on an end zone pass from quarterback Carson Palmer early in the fourth quarter. Heyward-Bey was pinched between two defenders with the helmet of safety Ryan Mundy knocking him square in the facemask. Heyward-Bey's head hit the ground violently as he came down from the hit and he was knocked unconscious momentarily. No flag was thrown on the play and Heyward-Bey's eyes remained shut for approximately 10 minutes.

Heyward-Bey was able to give the crowd a thumbs up while being carted off the field.

For more Oakland Raiders coverage, head on over to Silver and Black Pride.

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