The NFL has fined Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Terence Garvin $25,000 for the illegal block he put on Cincinnati Bengals punter Kevin Huber on Sunday.
“Huber, he’s a punter. And the key is he’s defenseless throughout the down,” NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino told the NFL Network. “So even though he’s pursuing the play, he still gets defenseless-player protection. You can’t hit him in the head or neck, and you can’t use the crown or forehead parts of the helmet to the body.”
Huber suffered a broken jaw and a cracked vertebra in his neck.