Hines Ward is notoriously one of the toughest players in the NFL. He’s been fined several times throughout his career for his brutal play, including an incident two weeks ago for unncessary roughness against the Ravens. Apparently the strain on his wallet hasn’t deterred him from bringing his physical play to the field. Check out this hit he delievered on Bengals rookie linebacker Keith Rivers that resulted in a broken jaw:
While there was nothing illegal about the hit, you can’t help but feel sorry for Rivers after taking that punishment. Lesson be learned: always go hard and stay on your toes when you’re occupying the same space as Hines Ward. Otherwise you’re going to wind up hurt.