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Posted: Wednesday September 26, 2012 4:05PM ; Updated: Wednesday September 26, 2012 4:05PM

Steelers' Mundy fined for hit

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Darrius Heyward-Bey
Darrius Heyward-Bey was hospitalized Sunday night after the hit by Ryan Mundy, but returned home Monday.
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Pittsburgh Steelers safety Ryan Mundy was fined $21,000 for his violent hit on Oakland Raiders wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey, according to an ESPN report.

The fourth-quarter, helmet-to-helmet collision left Heyward-Bey unconscious, until he was lifted onto a stretcher and taken to a local hospital. He was released the next day with a concussion and neck strain. He's expected to make a full recovery.

The injury happened as Heyward-Bey ran across the end zone for a pass from Carson Palmer. Mundy hurled his body and lowered his helmet into Heyward-Bey's facemask.

-- The Sports Xchange

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