NFL fines DeMarcus Ware for hit on Ben Roethlisberger

Friday December 21st, 2012

DeMarcus Ware was penalized for roughing the passer on the field. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images) DeMarcus Ware was penalized for roughing the passer after striking Ben Roethlisberger's head on a fourth-quarter sack. (Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

The NFL has fined Cowboys outside linebacker DeMarcus Ware for last week's hit to Ben Roethlisberger's head, according to Todd Archer of

Ware drew a roughing the passer penalty on the fourth-quarter play when his right arm struck the back of Roethlisberger's helmet on a sack.

The Cowboys sacked Roethlisberger on the ensuing two plays to force a Pittsburgh punt. The Cowboys held off a late Steelers drive to send the game into overtime before winning, 27-24, on a Dan Bailey field goal following a Roethlisberger interception. Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray was also fined $7,875 for a face mask on a first-quarter run that did not draw a penalty, according to a source.

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