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Steelers Vs. Eagles: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie Fined $21,000 For Hit On Byron Leftwich

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PITTSBURGH - AUGUST 18:  Byron Leftwich #4 of the Pittsburgh Steelers throws a pass against the Philadelphia Eagles during the preseason game on August 18, 2011 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH - AUGUST 18: Byron Leftwich #4 of the Pittsburgh Steelers throws a pass against the Philadelphia Eagles during the preseason game on August 18, 2011 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Byron Leftwich saw a bit of justice Friday, as Philadelphia Eagles corner back Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie was fined $21,000 for his high hit last Thursday on the backup. The hit (shown here) was ruled as "dangerous" by the NFL despite Rodgers-Cromartie's claim that it was clean.

“Regrets? We’re playing football, man,” Rodgers-Cromartie said. “The Bible said don’t live a life of regret.”

The hit on Leftwich occurred early in the Steelers' 24-23 loss to the Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field. Under pressure, Leftwich rolled to his right to escape, where the blitzing Rodgers-Cromartie left his feet and delivered a blow to Leftwich's head area. Luckily, Leftwich was not hurt on the play.

The hit came under a lot of scrutiny, much of it from SI.com's Peter King.

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