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Steelers player fined for hit against Bengals tight end

Only one player was fined in the matchup between the Steelers and the Bengals.

NFL: Buffalo Bills at Cincinnati Bengals Katie Stratman-USA TODAY Sports

The Cincinnati Bengals and their opponents have had quite a few fines this season, but the matchup against the Steelers was relatively tame. Especially considering a lot of the animosity these two teams have displayed towards each other in the past.

In the most recent game, only one player was fined, and it was Pittsburgh safety Damontae Kazee in a first-quarter hit on Bengals tight end Irv Smith. This was Kazee's fifth fine of the season.

At this point, you would think the league would consider a short suspension if he commits another infraction. Denver Broncos safety Kareem Jackson was suspended after his fifth unnecessary roughness that would have resulted in a fine.

It is for safety concerns that the league levies these fines to try to curb the behavior. However, it is clearly not helping Kazee, and something more drastic may need to be done if this continues.

The Bengals still have another matchup against the Steelers, so it is to be seen if he can clean up his game or if he is unable to and the league is forced to take action.