July 30, 2014

Ward Fined $15,000 for Hit on Shipley

The Carson Palmer-led Cincinnati Benglas deemed it a “cheap shot,” but after receiving a call from the league office this week, Browns rookie safety TJ Ward will consider it anything but that. 

Though the league will not officially announce their discipline on Ward – who delivered a penalty-inducing hit on rookie wide receiver Jordan Shipley this past Sunday - until Friday, it has been reported that the hard-hitting rookie was docked $15,000 for the play in question.  Ward, who currently is among the top 10 in the NFL in solo tackles and has already earned a reputation as a fierce defender, but he stands firmly by his initial word that the hit was not intended with malice. [Read more...]