BY AMIE JUST | Staff writer
San Francisco 49ers safety Jimmie Ward was fined $15,000 for unnecessary roughness last week against the New Orleans Saints for his hit on receiver Tre'Quan Smith, a source told The Times-Picayune | New Orleans Advocate.
Ward was not flagged on the play, despite his helmet colliding with Smith's.
After the game, coach Sean Payton said that hit to Smith was the one flagrant hit in the contest — even though there were several other penalties called for roughing the passer and unnecessary roughness.
"Do I necessarily agree that any one of the three or all of the three were obvious fouls...