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NFL Star Fined For Calling Wife Mid-Game to Say He Was Okay

Source: NBC Philadelphia

The NFL fined a player $10,000 for making a call from the sidelines, even though all he wanted to do was assure his wife he was okay after suffering a possible concussion earlier.

Superstar safety Troy Polamalu of the Pittsburgh Steelers, whose flowing hair is featured in Head and Shoulders shampoo commercials, was seen talking on a cell phone while sitting on the bench during last week’s game against Jacksonville. That’s prohibited by the league, and officials were not swayed by Polamalu’s extenuating circumstances.

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