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Friday, December 13, 2013
Cody Wallace fined twice by the NFL

By Scott Brown

PITTSBURGH -- Cody Wallace's first career start proved to be a costly one.

The NFL fined the Pittsburgh Steelers center a total of nearly $18,000 from last Sunday’s game against the Dolphins for two separate incidents, including one in which he hit Dolphins defensive tackle Randy Starks in the groin at the bottom of a pile.

Starks had recovered a Ben Roethlisberger fumble and Wallace engaged in the kind of activity that frequently happens at the bottom of piles. But his transgression happened in full view, and a video of it went viral.

It cost Wallace $7,875 for unnecessary roughness, and a late hit near the end of the game cost the fourth-year veteran $10,000.

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