Originally written September 14, 2013 on StraitPinkie.com:
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It looks like the NFL put a bow on the Clay Matthews out of bounds hit on 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. The league fined Matthews $15,000 for his hit on Colin in the second quarter. Leading up to the game between the Packers and 49ers Matthews did say that they would be going after Colin. Some folks including 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh were not happy with Clay’s words. Yet for a defense the whole point it to take down the quarterback and stop the offense from scoring. Matthews pursed and hit Kaepernick as he ran to the sideline in the second quarter. Clay’s late hit started a scrum between the two teams. 49ers tackle Joe Staley was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct. The NFL league office did state earlier this week that Staley should not have been flagged, so he will not be fined. When asked what fine Matthews should get 49ers guard Alex Boone said, “Probably just a punch in the face.” The fact Matthews started some pregame chatter and then followed it up by a late hit on...
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