Roundup: Steelers' Polamalu fined $10K for calling wife

Pittsburgh Steelers All-Pro safety Troy Polamalu has been fined by the NFL for talking on his cell phone during last Sunday's 17-13 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora reported Friday, citing a league source. 

Polamalu was docked $10,000 for a brief phone conversation with his wife near the Steelers' bench area after exiting the game with concussion-like symptoms. Coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday the 2010 NFL Defensive Player of the Year is "good to go" to face the Arizona Cardinals after passing a concussion test this week. He was not listed on Friday's injury report.

Possession of cell phones, PDAs or other electronic equipment in the bench area during a game is strictly prohibited by NFL policy beginning 90 minutes before kickoff through the end of the game.

Rounding up other fines levied on Friday:

» Washington Redskins linebacker Brian Orakpo was fined $15,000 for roughing the passer on a helmet-to-helmet hit in the 20-13 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, La Canfora reported, citing a league source.

» San Francisco 49ers defensive end Aldon Smith was fined $15,000 for roughing the passer on a hit below the knees during a win over the Lions, La Canfora reported, citing a league source.

» Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Kevin Williams was fined $15,000 for roughing the passer on a hit in the head/neck area during the 39-10 loss to the Chicago Bears, La Canfora reported, citing a league source.

» Cincinnati Bengals running back Cedric Peerman was fined $20,000 for an illegal blind-side block on a special teams play in the 27-17 win over the Indianapolis Colts, La Canfora reported, citing a league source.

» Houston Texans defensive end Antonio Smith was fined $7,500 for unnecessary roughness for removing offensive lineman Andre Gurode's helmet during the 29-14 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, the Carroll County Times reported Friday, citing AFC spokesman Corry Rush.

» A.J. Hawk was fined $10,000 by the league for showing his middle finger during last Sunday's win over the Rams, Fox Sports Insider and NFL Network contributor Jay Glazer reported.

» New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul was fined $10,000 for roughing the passer in Sunday's 27-24 win over the Buffalo Bills, The Star-Ledger reported Friday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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