On Sunday, Saints defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley kicked 49ers offensive lineman Alex Boone in the back of the helmet.
On Monday, the Associated Press reported that Bunkley won’t be suspended.
Boone was flagged and ejected for the maneuver, which occurred with 65 second remaining in the game.
It’s the second Week 12 kick that won’t trigger a suspension. Though either Bunkley or Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh (or both) will be fined, it’s hard not to wonder whether the abrupt reversal of the one-game suspension imposed on Ravens safety Ed Reed has made the league a little gun shy when it comes to pulling the trigger on suspensions.