Bernard Pollard frustrated by helmet-to-helmet penalty

  • Bernard Pollard is called for a personal foul on San Diego's Danario Alexander.
Bernard Pollard is called for a personal foul on San Diego's… (Baltimore Sun photo by Kenneth…)
November 25, 2012|By Aaron Wilson

A frequent critic of the NFL rulebook, Ravens strong safety Bernard Pollard remained incensed following the game after being flagged for a personal foul for a helmet-to-helmet hit on a defenseless receiver.

The penalty stemmed from Pollard's sideline hit on an incomplete pass to wide receiver Danario Alexander. It led to a 30-yard field goal by former University of Maryland kicker Nick Novak in the fourth quarter.

However, video replays showed that Pollard led with his shoulder.

"Yeah, that's correct," Pollard said. "It all goes back to the rules of the game. It's not fair. They got three points out of that. It could have cost us. They better not fine me. That was a clean hit. That was football.

"It was a bang-bang situation. If they fine me, I'll appeal it. We are taught to defend something. If they fine me, which I highly doubt they will because it was clean and they're watching, we'll see what happens."

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