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Gay fined for hit on Jason Campbell

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This past Sunday Jason Campbell, Cleveland Browns cornerback, received a concussion after being hit by Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback William Gay. Campbell was sacked by Gay in the third quarter, he spent several moments laying on the field, as the Steelers went on to beat the Browns 27-11. 

Gay wasn't penalized for his hit during the game but after further review the NFL has decided to fine him $15,750 for his hit. Coach Norv Turner spoke about the hit: "I thought he got hit in the face mask right from the beginning and then obviously you see the replay and it's really easy to see from all the angles except the one that the referee had -- he's standing behind. You'd just like someone to come in and help him make that call. The way it's being emphasized by the league, it should never be missed. And the ones that they've made mistakes on is where they've gone too far. So this one obviously they didn't go far enough." 

The NFL said that Gay was fined for "unnecessarily delivering a forcible blow to the head area." Campbell has not practiced since the hit, and has not been cleared to play this Sunday, Brandon Weeden will get the start for the Browns at quarterback as they host the Jacksonville Jaguars. 

This marks the fourth time this season that the Browns have changed starting quarterbacks. The Browns signed "trick shot" quarterback Alex Tanney from the Dallas Cowboys practice squad on Tuesday. Tanney will be the emergency quarterback for the Browns. He is well known for his videos on Youtube where he showcases his ability to make trick shots, while throwing a football. 


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