The NFL decided not to fine Jadeveon Clowney for his hit on Carson Wentz during Sunday's playoff game, according to a source. Clowney was not penalized during the game by the on-field officials, who ruled the hit legal, and no fine by the league.— MarkMaske (@MarkMaske) January 11, 2020
This end result lines up with what the refs said of the hit after Sunday’s game between the Seattle Seahawks and Philadelphia Eagles, which was that the hit was “incidental” and not egregious.
The hit knocked Wentz out of the wild-card game for good, and he opened up on social media calling it a “scary” head injury.
As for whether Clowney should have been fined or not, the video evidence of the hit shows he did spear Wentz with his helmet but that he also started his motion before Wentz was completely down. So, while the Eagles and their fans wish the hit had been penalized, the league perhaps made the right call here.
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