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NFL: Titans S Bernard Pollard Unhappy With $42K Fine
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NFL: Titans S Bernard Pollard Unhappy With $42K Fine

Sep 19 2013, 12:01am CDT | by

Tennessee Titans safety Bernard Pollard wasn't exactly happy with the $42,000 fine he received after his hit on Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson last Sunday.

Tennessee Titans safety Bernard Pollard isn't happy with his $42,000 fine for his hit on Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson on Sunday.  John Glennon of The Tennessean quotes Pollard as...

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NFL: Titans S Bernard Pollard Unhappy With $42K Fine

Sep 19 2013, 12:01am CDT | by

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Tennessee Titans safety Bernard Pollard wasn't exactly happy with the $42,000 fine he received after his hit on Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson last Sunday.

Tennessee Titans safety Bernard Pollard isn't happy with his $42,000 fine for his hit on Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson on Sunday. 

John Glennon of The Tennessean quotes Pollard as saying his reputation may have played part in him getting fined that big an amount. 

"I guess (my reputation played a part in that fine), I don't know. I was surprised (at the fine), but at the same time, guys around the locker room kind of warned me about the person that I am and the history that I have." 

Pollard also expressed his feelings about the fine on Twitter. 

"So @nfl said I did "everything right" but 42k later I still get fined. Wow! It's called football but they want 2 hand touch. #TitanUp#"

NFL.com's Marc Sessler writes Johnson suffered a concussion when he caught a 21-yard pass from Matt Schaub at the Titans' 2-yard line in the fourth quarter of their 30-24 overtime win and then Pollard hit him, leading with his shoulder.

There was no penalty issued on the play but Pollard made contact with Johnson's helmet. Sessler says the league considered the hit as one "to the head and neck area of a defenseless receiver," citing an NFL spokesman.

Pollard hinted at some confusion over the league's ruling.   

"They said I did everything right. But he was a defenseless receiver, I guess. The bad part of it is, for us as players, for the fans, for the coaches, for the refs, there's a lot of gray area. So they don't know what to call and what not to call. There's no call and now you come back and fine me $42,000 for...a play that was legal.

"Flag football, that's what they want. For us as players, it stinks. Our intent is to play football, to protect the field behind us. Nobody's intention was to hurt (Johnson). Nobody wanted a concussion. We hope he's okay.

"But like I said, if you don't want us to play defense, don't call us defense. Take us off the field. Just let them go against air. Let's see what that does to the ratings." 

Pollard has been fined previously by the league, including one for a late hit in last month's preseason opener. 

 
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1 week ago

Late FG block helps Titans hold off Jaguars

Oct 12 2014 3:18pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NASHVILLE – The Tennessee Titans held onto for the win this time. Even if it was against the woeful Jacksonville Jaguars. Sammie Hill blocked a field goal attempt in the final seconds, and the Tennessee Titans held off the winless Jaguars 16-14 Sunday to snap a four-game losing streak. Jackie Battle ran for a touchdown, and Ryan Succop also kicked three field goals as the Titans (2-4) bounc ...
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2 weeks ago

Titans place Pollard on IR, sign corner Ghee

Oct 8 2014 11:00am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Titans have signed cornerback Brandon Ghee and placed safety Bernard Pollard on injured reserve after he ruptured his right Achilles tendon. The Titans announced the move Wednesday. Pollard, their leading tackler last season, was hurt late in Sunday’s loss to Cleveland, and he had surgery Tuesday. Ghee was a third-round draft pick in 2010 by Cincinnati out of Wake Forest and played 23 games ...
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2 weeks ago

Titans place Pollard on IR, sign corner Ghee

Oct 8 2014 11:00am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Titans have signed cornerback Brandon Ghee and placed safety Bernard Pollard on injured reserve after he ruptured his right Achilles tendon. The Titans announced the move Wednesday. Pollard, their leading tackler last season, was hurt late in Sunday’s loss to Cleveland, and he had surgery Tuesday. Ghee was a third-round draft pick in 2010 by Cincinnati out of Wake Forest and played 23 games with the Bengals. ...
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2 weeks ago

Titans place Pollard on IR, sign corner Ghee

Oct 8 2014 11:00am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Titans have signed cornerback Brandon Ghee and placed safety Bernard Pollard on injured reserve after he ruptured his right Achilles tendon. The Titans announced the move Wednesday. Pollard, their leading tackler last season, was hurt late in Sunday’s loss to Cleveland, and he had surgery Tuesday. Ghee was a third-round draft pick in 2010 by Cincinnati out of Wake Forest and played 23 games with the Bengals. He missed the 2012 se ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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2 weeks ago

Titans place Pollard on IR, sign corner Ghee

Oct 8 2014 11:00am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Titans have signed cornerback Brandon Ghee and placed safety Bernard Pollard on injured reserve after he ruptured his right Achilles tendon. The Titans announced the move Wednesday. Pollard, their leading tackler last season, was hurt late in Sunday’s loss to Cleveland, and he had surgery Tuesday. Ghee was a third-round draft pick in 2010 by Cincinnati out of Wake Forest and played 23 games with the Beng ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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2 weeks ago

Titans place Pollard on IR, sign corner Ghee

Oct 8 2014 11:00am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Titans have signed cornerback Brandon Ghee and placed safety Bernard Pollard on injured reserve after he ruptured his right Achilles tendon. The Titans announced the move Wednesday. Pollard, their leading tackler last season, was hurt late in Sunday’s loss to Cleveland, and he had surgery Tuesday. Ghee was a third-round draft pick in 2010 by Cincinnati out of Wake Forest and played 23 games with the Bengals. He missed the 2012 season w ...
Source: Sportsnet.ca   Full article at: Sportsnet.ca
 

 
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2 weeks ago

Titans place Bernard Pollard on IR, sign Brandon Ghee

Oct 8 2014 9:59am CDT | Source: ProFootballTalk

The Titans officially brought safety Bernard Pollard’s season to an end on Wednesday when they announced that the veteran has been placed on injured reserve. The move comes as a result of the ruptured Achilles that Pollard suffered during last Sunday’s loss to the Browns. It m ...
Source: ProFootballTalk   Full article at: ProFootballTalk
 

 
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2 weeks ago

Titans' Pollard has ruptured Achilles tendon

Oct 6 2014 4:25pm CDT | Source: ESPN.com - NFL

Titans safety Bernard Pollard has a ruptured right Achilles tendon and will miss the re ...
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2 weeks ago

Titans waiting to see if Jake Locker can play, but Marcus Pollard’s done for year

Oct 6 2014 3:53pm CDT | Source: NBC Sports

Sunday’s loss to the Browns was painful enough for the Titans without losing any starters for the season, but when it rains it pours. As feared when he left the stadium on crutches Sunday night, safety Bernard Pollard has ruptured his Achilles tendon. Coach Ken Whisenhunt made the announcement at his Monday pre ...
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2 weeks ago

Bernard Pollard leaves on crutches, possible Achilles injury

Oct 5 2014 4:59pm CDT | Source: ProFootballTalk

Even after blowing a 25-point lead to lose to the Browns, things might be getting worse for the Titans. Via Jim Wyatt of the Tennesseean, Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt said safety Bernard Pollard may have suffered an Achilles injury. Pollard left the locker room on crutches, which is certainl ...
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