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Haloti Ngata fined $15K for hit on Mark Sanchez

Posted on: October 7, 2011 7:30 pm
Edited on: October 7, 2011 10:45 pm
 
Ngata is now $15,000 lighter in the wallet after this hit on Sanchez Sunday night. (Getty Images/US PRESSWIRE)

Posted by Ryan Wilson

Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata has been fined $15,000 by the NFL for his hit Sunday night on Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, several outlets are reporting.

The play in question happened with 8:22 remaining in the second quarter and Baltimore leading New York, 20-7. Sanchez dropped back to pass and as he was about to throw the ball, Ngata blasted him from his blind side, causing a fumble that was scooped up by Ravens linebacker Jarret Johnson and returned for a touchdown.

Referee Mike Carey didn't throw a flag on the play but the NFL, after reviewing the tape, clearly feels differently. The league fined Ngata for roughing the passer. "Specifically, on a pass play, he lowered his head and struck the opposing quarterback,” AFC information manager Corry Rush told PFT.

"I thought Haloti actually hit him in the back with his helmet first, but that being said, he made a great play," Jets head coach Rex Ryan said.

You can judge for yourself below:


Earlier this week Ngata told Dan Patrick that "I love hitting Tom Brady because he always complains. He thinks he should never be touched," When asked if the officials listen to Brady and throw the flag, Ngata said, "No. My hits are usually clean."

Except this time, at least in the eyes of the league.

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Comments

Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: October 7, 2011 8:47 pm
 

Haloti Ngata fined $15K for hit on Mark Sanchez

Worse than Harrison for what?? Its football not paddy cakes.... Neither are dirty players and Ngata is far from a thug.... Go back to watching soccer since you know nothing about football



Since: Apr 6, 2007
Posted on: October 7, 2011 8:44 pm
 

Haloti Ngata fined $15K for hit on Mark Sanchez

That hit was definately not legal.  Watch the video.  He intentionally lowers his helmet at the last moment and spears Sanchez.  



Since: Feb 6, 2007
Posted on: October 7, 2011 8:38 pm
 

Haloti Ngata fined $15K for hit on Mark Sanchez

This is ridiculous! NFL has become a soft league. That hit was totally legal. Ngata should spear Godell for that fine!



Since: Mar 17, 2009
Posted on: October 7, 2011 8:33 pm
 

Haloti Ngata fined $15K for hit on Mark Sanchez

 Ngata is worse than Harrison, what a thug.



Since: Sep 6, 2006
Posted on: October 7, 2011 7:36 pm
 

Haloti Ngata fined $15K for hit on Mark Sanchez

Ngata just signed a huge contract. He can ante up the $15 large and have plenty left over to cover the fine for breaking Big Bendover's nose again.  Sanchez was lucky Ngata took it easy on him.


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