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Friday, September 30, 2011
Farrior fined $15,000 for hit on Collins

By Jamison Hensley

James Farrior will appeal a $15,000 fine for his hit on Indianapolis quarterback Kerry Collins because he believes the hit didn't warrant any punishment, the Steelers linebacker told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

Farrior wasn't penalized for his hit on Collins, which came after the quarterback had gotten rid of the ball. Collins left the game with concussion symptoms, which Farrior believes prompted the fine.

"No doubt about it," Farrior told the paper. "With everything that's going on now, I think that's what happened."

Blows to the head, especially to quarterbacks, have become a point of emphasis for the NFL.