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Bengals safety George Iloka fined $23,152 for unnecessary roughness

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Iloka, penalized for unnecessary roughness last week against the Pittsburgh Steelers, is the fourth Bengals player fined this season.

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Safety George Iloka was fined $23,152 by the league on Friday, according to NFL Insiders, for crushing a defenseless receiver during Cincinnati's 16-10 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers.

This is the fourth time a Bengals player has been fined this season. Iloka joins wide receiver A.J. Green (threw a ball in the stands against the Seahawks), cornerback Adam Jones (pushed Oakland receiver Amari Cooper's head against his helmet) and defensive end Carlos Dunlap (fought Oakland's Austin Howard).

With 10:39 remaining in the third quarter against Pittsburgh, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger connected with tight end Heath Miller for a 14-yard gain. Iloka lowered his helmet as the football arrived, drawing a personal foul and moving Pittsburgh from their own 22-yard line to the 37.  The purpose of the NFL fining players for actions of this nature is said to be in the name of player safety.

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Bengals fines in 2015:

  • S George Iloka v Steelers ($23,152 for unnecessary roughness)
  • WR A.J. Green v Seahawks ($5,787 for throwing the ball into the stands)
  • DE Carlos Dunlap v Raiders ($8,681 for fighting Austin Howard)
  • CB Adam Jones v Raiders ($35,000 for unnecessary roughness during encounter with Amari Cooper)
    Money collected from NFL fines goes to charitable causes, according to the league.