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Oakland Raiders defensive end Richard Seymour (92) leaves the field after being ejected for hitting Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger well after a touchdown-pass in the second quarter of the NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 21, 2010, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Raiders defensive tackle Richard Seymour was fined $25,000 Monday for striking Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, according to NFL spokesman Corry Rush.

The discipline did not include a suspension, which comes as a relief to the Raiders since starting defensive end Trevor Scott suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament and will miss the remainder of the season.

In Sunday's 35-3 loss to the Steelers, Roethlisberger approached Seymour as the defensive tackle was scuffling with Pittsburgh guard Chris Kemoeatu. Seymour drove his open right hand into Roethlisberger's face and the quarterback crumpled to the turf.

Seymour and Kemoeautu were called for unsportmanlike conduct, which were offsetting, and Seymour was ejected from the game.

Seymour drew fines on two occasions last season for the Raiders, $7,500 for pulling the hair of Denver tackle Ryan Clady and $10,000 for a hit after the whistle against the Cleveland Browns.



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