Ravens Ngata fined for hitting Brady-From NESN.com
posted at 10/9/2009 4:35 PM EDT
As it turns out, a Baltimore Raven will be fined after all.
Though it was originally reported earlier in the week that the Ravens would not be fined for either of their two roughing the passer calls against the Patriots, The Baltimore Sun is reporting that defensive tackle Haloti Ngata will be fined for striking quarterback Tom Brady in the head on Sunday.
The penalty occurred during the Patriots' second drive, when Ngata reached over an offensive lineman in an attempt to grab Brady but ended up making contact with Brady's facemask. Brady fell to the turf and his helmet was readjusted on his head.
Ngata told the Sun that he had no plans to appeal the fine.
"I did touch him in the head, so there's nothing i can really do about it," he said.
The report did not say how much Ngata was fined, though Patriots defensive lineman Mike Wright was fined $5,000 earlier in the week for making contact with quarterback Joe Flacco's facemask.