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NFL Fines Pittsburgh Steelers Linebacker Terence Garvin for Hit on Kevin Huber

December 18th, 2013 at 8:05 PM
By Mark Mihalko
One day after Dean Blandino, head of the NFL's officials, came out and said that the devastating block thrown by Terence Garvin on Cincinnati Bengals' punter Kevin Huber should have been a penalty, the league took action. On Wednesday, the league fined Garvin $25,000  for the hit.
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On the play, Garvin leveled the punter and in the process helped spring Antonio Brown for his 67-yard punt return touchdown. On the play, Huber suffered a a broken jaw and a fractured vertebrae when Garvin's helmet hit him in the chin. 
 
The fine came as no surprise to Garvin or the Steelers organization, as both expected the league to come down on the undrafted rookie linebacker out of West Virginia University.  At this point, Garvin has expressed that there was no intent to injure Huber on the play and intends on appealing the fine.
 
The Steelers also saw one of their players depart on Wednesday as the Chicago Bears signed offensive tackle Joe Long from the practice squad. The former undrafted rookie free agent, who started his career with the Saint Louis Rams, had spent all of 2013 with the Steelers on their practice squad. 
 
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Tags: Chicago Bears, Fine, Football, Joe Long, Kevin Huber, NFL, Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh Steelers, Terence Garvin

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