A lot of 49ers fans felt the ejection of 49ers defensive end Justin Smith in last week’s game against the Chargers was somewhat unfair.
Surprisingly, the NFL agreed. (Or at least they felt his ejection from the game was enough punishment for the crime.)
The league didn’t fine Smith for the incident, according to Matt Maiocco of Comcast Bay Area. Smith admitted after the game a “rule was a rule” and accepted being kicked out.
After watching Smith shove umpire Garth DeFelice on tape, the league must have decided it was unintentional. In most previous cases, the NFL has fined players for touching officials in addition to ejecting them.