NFL fines Quinn for low hit

Published 3:43 am Thursday, November 19, 2009

BEREA — Cleveland Browns quarterback Brady Quinn has been fined by the NFL for his low hit on Baltimore’s Terrell Suggs.

After throwing an interception in Monday night’s 16-0 loss to the Ravens, Quinn dived at Suggs’ knees while trying to bring down cornerback Chris Carr, who had picked him off. Suggs had to leave the game and could miss significant playing time.

Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis accused Quinn of a cheap shot.

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Quinn understands why the Ravens were mad and can appreciate them questioning his intentions.

“I can see why they’d be upset,” he said. “But again, he wasn’t even in my vision. I was trying to get to the ball. He cut across my face as I was already try to jump down for the tackle.”

Quinn dropped his head and threw his body into Suggs’ right knee, thinking he would be able to bring down Carr. He was flagged for a low block and the Browns were penalized 15 yards.