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Hines Ward is an easy #1 for me. That helmet to helmet hit on (Daven Holly?) was just uncalled for, and it's not like that's really a rare thing. Ward definitely looks to go helmet to helmet on unsuspecting players. I think the Rivers hit was kind of dirty too. I'm surprised Wilfork didn't make the top five, though. He's a beast but he goes overboard sometimes as well. I'd also say Jared Allen should have received some consideration. Remember that game last year where he repeatedly went for Matt Schaub's knee, sometimes after the ball was thrown? Those three, Haynesworth, and Roy "Horse Collar" Williams would round out my top five probably.
Kevin Mawae is the NFLPA president. Who else finds it funny that he's in the top 5?
His reputation was garnered while he was with the Jets, and it's followed him to Tennessee. Mawae's still not a saint, but I betcha the players who picked him are defensive lineman over the age of 28. He was only just recently appointed NFLPA President last offseason too.
A Sports Illustrated poll of NFL players has found that Hines Ward is considered by his colleagues to be the dirtiest player in the league, with Albert Haynesworth and Joey Porter tied for second.
The question, "Who is the dirtiest player in the league?'' was asked of 296 players during training camp this summer, and Ward, the Steelers' wide receiver, got 11.6 percent of the vote, according to Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Haynesworth, the Redskins defensive tackle who as a Tennessee Titan in 2006 received a five-game suspension for stepping on the helmetless head of Cowboys center Andre Gurode, got 6 percent of the vote. Porter, the Dolphins' linebacker, also got 6 percent.
Rounding out the Top 5 (or should it be Bottom 5?) are Bengals safety Roy Williams, who got 5.1 percent of the vote, and Titans center Kevin Mawae, with 4.6% percent.
The players got it right. Ward is by far the dirtiest player in the NFL.
I am actually kind of surprised Suggs wasnt on the end of the list. He has done some dirty and dumb stuff. Like in the vikings game we stopped them on 3rd down then he just shoved a offensive lineman over a pile.