Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Steelers, Ravens Fight In 3rd Quarter: Ref Goes Down (VIDEO)
A referee landed on his back after a fight broke out in the third quarter of Baltimore's 35-7 beatdown of the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.
Tempers flared immediately after the Steelers appeared to get a first down. There was some late pushing after the play and then it looked as if Ravens running back Ray Rice and Pittsburgh's Troy Polamalu dragged each other down. The situation escalated quickly as more players jumped entered the fray. A referee, trying to separate a few of the players, got pushed and landed on his back.
The officials only penalized the Steelers, but as Mike Florio of ProFootballTalk pointed out, plenty of fines will probably be handed down.