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Report: Steelers Muchak, Porter, Foster All Fined For Actions Against Bengals

We are starting to get word about a few more fines that were handed this week stemming from the Pittsburgh Steelers Saturday night win over the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Wild Card and the list includes linebackers coach Joey Porter and offensive line coach Mike Munchak as both have been docked $10,000 for their actions in that contest, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.

Munchak was fined for his sideline altercation with Bengals safety Reggie Nelson in the first half, while Porter was likely fined for being on the field late in the game after Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown was injured.

Munchak grabbed Nelson by the arm and pulled him past him Saturday night following a running play and the Bengals safety took issue with his actions and shoved the Steelers coach back. The flag was thrown a bit late following the two exchanging words on the Pittsburgh sideline and Munchak was the one penalized.

As for Porter, he was near midfield after Brown was injured late in the game and that seemed to upset several members of the Bengals defense as a result. After Bengals defensive lineman Wallace Gilberry bumped Porter from behind and into the middle of several other Cincinnati defensive players. Bengals cornerback Adam Jones then lunged over the back of an official in effort to take a swing at the Steelers coach. Jones was flagged for the incident and on the next play the Steelers kicked what would eventually be the game-winning field goal. It was reported on Friday that Jones has been fined $28,940 for making contact with a game official during that incident.

Also fined Friday by the league were Gilberry and fellow Bengals defensive linemen Domata Peko as both were reportedly docked $8,681 for unnecessary roughness. Additionally, Steelers guard Ramon Foster was fined $17,363 for unnecessary roughness for an incident that took place with Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict earlier in the game. As reported earlier, Burfict was also fined for his illegal hit on Brown and also suspended for the first three games of the 2016 season.

Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier was not fined for his third quarter hit on Bengals running back Giovani Bernard. Additionally, Steelers cornerback William Gay and linebacker Bud Dupree seem to have escaped fines for their tandem celebration in the end zone following the hit by Shazier on Bernard.

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