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Report: Steelers' Ryan Clark fined $40,000

A week after saying he has to be smarter about personal fouls, Steelers safety Ryan Clark was fined $40,000 for a helmet-to-helmet hit Sunday night and he's not happy about it, according to The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Clark was flagged for his hit on Ravens tight end Ed Dickson late in the first half. Clark hit Dickson in stride, appearing to lead with his shoulder, but both players' helmets made contact.

This is the second straight week that Clark has been disciplined by the league. Clark, the team's representative to the NFL Players Association, was fined $15,000 for a hit out of bounds on New England tight end Rob Gronkowski two weeks ago.

"It's part of the rules, though, man," Clark told The Post-Gazette last week after the $15,000 fine. "If you get a personal foul, they've been fining for that. I have to be smarter in that sense and not put myself in that position."

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Steelers linebacker James Harrison and Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis are expected to receive fines for helmet-to-helmet hits.