Steelers’ Cody Wallace was reaching for ball when he grabbed Starks

Oct 20, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers center Cody Wallace (72) looks on from the sidelines against the Baltimore Ravens during the third quarter at Heinz Field. The Steelers won 19-16. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

When the Pittsburgh Steelers played the Miami Dolphins there was what appeared to be a very dirty play from Steelers center Cody Wallace. As bodies were fighting on the ground for a loose ball, Wallace seeming touched or punched Dolphins defensive tackle Randy Starks in a very private area.

“I heard of stuff like that happening. It’s the first time it happened to me,” Starks said, via USA Today’s Tom Pelissero. “If I knew exactly who it was at the time, I probably would have got thrown out.”

Wallace said it was all an accident and that he was simply reaching for the football.

“I was trying to get under the pile and get a hand on the football,” Wallace said, via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “Unfortunately, I didn’t get low enough As soon as I realized what was happening, I definitely stopped. It’s unfortunate it looks that way and came out that way. . . . I thought I was going to be able to get under there and I wasn’t able to and I wasn’t able to get a hand on the football.”

We’ll find out whether the league buys his explanation or if he’ll be fined.

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Topics: Miami Dolphins, Pittsburgh Steelers

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  • Pentax Shooter

    Yep, he was trying to get a hand on the ball all right…

  • Robert

    This happens in game nothing to worry about by the way I think Dolphins will lead and win. bit.ly/PatriotsEfforts

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