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Polamalu fined for sideline cell phone call

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08:00 AM ET 10.22 | Steelers safety Troy Polamalu was fined $10,000 by the National Football League for talking on a cell phone while sitting on the bench during the game against Jacksonville, the league announced Friday. Polamalu borrowed a cell phone from a team trainer Sunday to let his wife know he was OK after leaving the game against the Jaguars with concussion-like symptoms. League rules state: "possession of cell phones, [personal digital assistants] or other electronic equipment in the bench area during a game is strictly prohibited by league policy beginning 90 minutes before kickoff through the end of the game."

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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October 22, 2011  08:10 AM ET

Calling his sponsors to see if his hair still looked good.....

October 22, 2011  08:13 AM ET

The guy busts his hump though....I'd let him slide....

October 22, 2011  08:14 AM ET

October 22, 2011  08:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

The guy busts his hump though....I'd let him slide....

I agree. It's not like he was ordering a pizza or calling an official to see if his team qualified for the playoffs.

October 22, 2011  08:35 AM ET

Cheap enough for a guy with his cash to keep his wife wife harping at him " how come you never called me."

October 22, 2011  08:55 AM ET

this is bull. roger goodell ain't ****. i don't even like pittsburg but this is bull.

October 22, 2011  09:10 AM ET

Steelers safety Troy Polamalu was fined $10,000.

How much is that in Head & Shoulders?

October 22, 2011  09:25 AM ET

This is stupid

October 22, 2011  09:40 AM ET

It is a good rule and a necessary one. The League did the right thing and everybody can move on. You would think NFL teams would have a plan in place though for contacting family when apparently serious injury occurs.
It is the Steelers and any other team that does not have a plan for this that is stupid.

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October 22, 2011  09:56 AM ET

I like this guy but you have to nip this in the bud as they say. Next thing the players will have laptops and playing X box and showing little of no enthusiasm for playing: collecting pay checks yes.

October 22, 2011  10:27 AM ET

Joe Horn wannabe.

October 22, 2011  10:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

It is a good rule and a necessary one. The League did the right thing and everybody can move on. You would think NFL teams would have a plan in place though for contacting family when apparently serious injury occurs.

+1

October 22, 2011  10:31 AM ET

It's a black and white rule...fine is right. I'm sure players wives have a number they can call to contact people in the orgainzation.

October 22, 2011  10:46 AM ET

I guess that in order to keep the T.O's and Joe Horn's of the world in check, rules like this are necessary.



Doesn't make it any less stupid...

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October 22, 2011  11:22 AM ET

He should have flipped them the bird also.

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