Troy Polamalu went missing for the Steelers on Sunday as they got annihilated by the Ravens 35-7. The only time I remember seeing the free-flowing, insured mane was in a fight with Ray Rice late in the game.
Ravens and Steelers fans have been debating the fight here in comments on BaltimoreSportsReport.com. From the look of the video (embedded below) Rice gets in Polamalu’s face and Polamalu grabs Rice’s leg and twists it throwing him to the ground. That’s when the rest of the Ravens jumped in.
Was Troy Polamalu trying to hurt Ray Rice on the play? You be the judge of that. Typically though when you’re twisting an opponent’s leg in a game in which you’ve been a non-factor, I’d say the answer is “yes.”