Report: Birk fined for not wearing mic

BY foxsports • October 12, 2011

Baltimore Ravens center Matt Birk has been fined $5,000 for not wearing a microphone during a game, reported Tuesday.

The league's new collective bargaining agreement requires at least two interior offensive linemen to be wired for sound to enhance game audio, according to the report.

The six-time Pro Bowler said Tuesday he took off the mic because it was jabbing him in the neck, according to the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network (MASN).

The 14-year veteran out of Harvard plans to appeal the fine.

"I got my sixth kid on the way. I need all my money for diapers and Cheerios," Birk joked, according to MASN.

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