Cleveland Browns safety T.J. Ward was fined $15,000 for his hit on Cincinnati Bengals receiver Jordan Shipley, the Associated Press reported Wednesday. Ward knocked Shipley out of the game with a concussion after an incomplete pass in the end zone.
Receiver Terrell Owens was among the Bengals who lashed out at Ward after the game by saying it was a cheap shot. Cleveland responded by denying that Ward, a rookie second-round pick, is a dirty player.
The Browns (1-3) beat the Bengals for their first win of the season, 23-20.