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Pittsburgh Steelers: Ryan Shazier fined $25K for hit on Cleveland Browns QB

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Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier walks the field before a preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts last month. Photo by Archie Carpenter/UPI
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier walks the field before a preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts last month. Photo by Archie Carpenter/UPI | License Photo

Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier said the NFL fined him $25,000 for his hit on Cleveland Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer during Sunday's game.

Shazier delivered a diving tackle into Kizer as the rookie was sliding down to the ground and drew a 15-yard penalty.

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Shazier told ESPN on Friday that he didn't think Kizer was going to slide.

"I didn't see him slide much on film," Shazier said. "I wasn't expecting him to slide. I was just going in there to make a tackle like I do any tackle. It's just part of the game. Sometimes they get you for those things."

Shazier, who had seven tackles against the Browns, said he plans to appeal the fine.

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