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Steelers LB Terence Garvin fined $25,000 for hit on Bengals punter

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04:39 PM ET 12.18 | Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Terence Garvin laid a devastating block on Cincinnati Bengals punter Kevin Huber on Sunday Night Football that paved the way for wide receiver Antonio Brown to take a punt back for a touchdown during the team's win. Unfortunately for Garvin, the big hit that broke Huber's jaw and a vertebra will lead to a nice chunk of change leaving his bank account. According to reports, Garvin has been fined $25,000 by the league for his big hit. After Garvin's hit, the league confirmed that he should have been penalized for the block but the referees overlooked the call. However, the league office was not as forgiving after reviewing the film. Huber is set to undergo season-ending surgery on Friday to repair his broken jaw.

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December 18, 2013  11:47 PM ET

Reminds me of the hit Hines Ward put on LB Keith Rivers a couple years back. They have a knack for breaking Bengal jaws

December 19, 2013  01:10 AM ET

Well, he wiped out a punter on an admittedly cool hit to see (head needs to be on a swivel, dude).

But, it was a hit on a punter. Even cheap-shot artists like Suh, Sapp, and Hines Ward say that's weak.

December 19, 2013  06:17 AM ET

Nothing wrong with that block. Huber forgot he was playing football. Just been collecting a check for punting so long he stopped paying attention.

December 19, 2013  07:17 AM ET

the league confirmed that he should have been penalized for the block but the referees overlooked the call


The referees seem to be missing a lot of blatant calls this year.

I feel like the officiating has gotten lazy since the refs signed their new CBA.

December 19, 2013  08:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Nothing wrong with that block. Huber forgot he was playing football. Just been collecting a check for punting so long he stopped paying attention.

+1 how is a player that is attempting to make a tackle defenseless? Just make it flag football and get it over with.

December 19, 2013  08:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Reminds me of the hit Hines Ward put on LB Keith Rivers a couple years back. They have a knack for breaking Bengal jaws

that's why it's called "smash-mouth" football ;-)

December 19, 2013  08:55 AM ET

That was some hit, he will more than make up the fine on his next contract!!! Badda Bing, Badda Boom!!!

December 19, 2013  08:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

+1 how is a player that is attempting to make a tackle defenseless? Just make it flag football and get it over with.

Damn straight

December 19, 2013  09:04 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Damn straight

Evening Mr Steeler.

December 19, 2013  09:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Evening Mr Steeler.

Howdy Mangler, how's it going?

December 19, 2013  09:33 AM ET

That hit was like watching a stampeding water buffalo taking out a spider monkey.

December 19, 2013  10:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

That hit was like watching a stampeding water buffalo taking out a spider monkey.

Indeed.

December 19, 2013  10:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

That hit was like watching a stampeding water buffalo taking out a spider monkey.

nah, Garvin pulled up, if he had continued to drive the block after contact, he would have killed him!

December 19, 2013  11:33 AM ET

The refs may have missed that call but they caught every important motion penalty, every delay of game penalty and every holding call.

December 19, 2013  11:47 AM ET

Apparently one Bengal fan isn't feeling the Christmas spirit:

http://tinyurl.com/k4rc7ht

December 19, 2013  06:21 PM ET

I thought Huber was capable of tackling... It would have been better if the block hadn't included a bit of the helmet, but I thought it was legal... Are kickers part of the game in the NFL?

December 19, 2013  06:54 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

nah, Garvin pulled up, if he had continued to drive the block after contact, he would have killed him!

That's comforting.

December 19, 2013  06:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

nah, Garvin pulled up...

right into Huber's jaw

December 19, 2013  07:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

nah, Garvin pulled up, if he had continued to drive the block after contact, he would have killed him!

at what point did Garvin pull up? He lead with his helmet all the way through the hit. He actually prepares for an explosive hit and goes in with the crown of his helmet.

 
December 19, 2013  07:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

at what point did Garvin pull up? He lead with his helmet all the way through the hit. He actually prepares for an explosive hit and goes in with the crown of his helmet.

The point where he didn't continue to stomp Huber after the guy was already on the ground.

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