Buccaneer Fined For Hit On Falcons Ryan

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Tuesday Sept, 16, 2008
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie cornerback Elbert
Mack has been suspended one game without pay by the NFL for a
helmet-to-helmet hit on Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan.

The league said the flagrant violation of player safety rules
was the second in three games for the undrafted free agent, who was
fined $5,000 for an unnecessary roughness foul against Houston
quarterback Alex Brink during the Bucs' preseason game finale.

The hit against Ryan occurred Sunday. The NFL said Mack
unnecessarily launched himself into the rookie quarterback and made
helmet-to-helmet contact during an interception return play.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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