The NFL suspended Reed for one game in November for his third hit on a defenseless player in a four-year span. Reed appealed, and the suspension was replaced with a $50,000 fine.
"I just play the game," Reed told The Baltimore Sun on Thursday before the fine was announced. "I let them make those decisions."
Reed hasn't been thrilled with the way the NFL has ruled on his hits. Cruz said after the game that he believed the hit was legal.
At least it didn't draw another suspension.
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