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Maurkice Pouncey Fined $7500 For Hit on Texans LB Connor Barwin

Steelers Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey has been fined $7,500 for an unnecessary roughness penalty against the Texans on Sunday.

Near the end of the first half, Pouncey hit Texans linebacker Connor Barwin after the whistle on a 14-yard run by Mewelde Moore, earning a 15-yard personal foul penalty.

Moore’s carry drove the Steelers to the Texans’ 6-yard line, but the yardage took the Steelers back outside the red zone. Three plays later, a 30-yard field goal attempt by Shaun Suisham was blocked and returned for a touchdown by the Texans. The touchdown was nullified by an illegal block above the waist penalty on Texans safety Danieal Manning.

For Pouncey, a 2010 first-round pick out of Florida, this is just the second accepted penalty of his young career. Pouncey was flagged for holding in Week 7 of his rookie season and a holding penalty against the Texans on Sunday was declined.

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

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