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DeAndre Levy not fined for hitting Joe Flacco’s knee


After Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco took a shot to the knee from Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy in last week’s Baltimore win, coach Jim Harbaugh said he was sure the league would be taking a look at the unpenalized hit in the week to come.

If the NFL took a look, they found nothing wrong with Levy’s actions on the play. PFT has confirmed with the league that Levy has not been fined for the hit on Flacco, who suffered a sprained MCL but is expected to play against the Patriots this week.

It appeared that Levy’s voyage into Flacco’s knee may have been helped a bit by a push by Ravens guard A.Q. Shipley, although the push didn’t immediately cause the contact. The presence of any push would explain why he escaped a fine on the same day that Titans defensive end Kamerion Wimbley was fined $10,000 for his own low hit on Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer.

Levy missed his third straight practice on Friday because of a foot injury. He’ll be questionable, at best, for Sunday’s game against the Giants.

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21 Responses to “DeAndre Levy not fined for hitting Joe Flacco’s knee”
  1. kevo126 says: Dec 20, 2013 3:46 PM

    the tom brady rule doesnt apply to flacco.

  2. RavenzGunnerz says: Dec 20, 2013 3:47 PM

    And people say the NFL favors the Ravens. smh.

    The Ravens get the short end of the calls always.

  3. Nofoolnodrool says: Dec 20, 2013 3:48 PM

    The sale of ear plugs will soar east of the Mississippi as the whining about come from Baltimore will be epic. Funny how raven fans think they are always right and the refs are wrong…….reality sucks sometimes right.

  4. alshonbrandontandem says: Dec 20, 2013 3:48 PM

    Only playing like the Lions know how to play, dirty. It’s a reflection of their idiot coach & Def Coordinator

  5. harbaughbabymama says: Dec 20, 2013 3:52 PM

    Last I checked John Harbaugh, not Jim, is the head coach of the Ravens.

  6. RavenzGunnerz says: Dec 20, 2013 3:53 PM

    Elam was fined for a light hit on Stafford as he was sliding and Levy gets no fine for his hit on Flacco’s knee.

    NFL’s crusade against the Ravens continues.

    Beginning to think that “SteelersAreGodsTeam” works for the NFL discipline committee.

  7. suhmonster90 says: Dec 20, 2013 4:04 PM

    Send the footage back and remind them that Levy is in fact wearing a Lions uniform.

    $275,000 fine

  8. flacco8 says: Dec 20, 2013 4:08 PM

    Of course not…why would Flacco get any protection under the Tom Brady rule??? Smh at the double-standard of the league

    Does anyone think for one moment a defender would get away with not getting a fine with a similar hit to Brady or Manning? Gotta be one of Goodell’s good ol’ boys to get that protection!

  9. rodge1 says: Dec 20, 2013 4:15 PM

    Not a fan of either team but that hit looked very shady. It looked like that was his intention just seeing how he braced for the contact with Flacco’s leg.

  10. mintberrycrunch1 says: Dec 20, 2013 4:19 PM

    Some of you Ravens fans are something else.

    Care to explain how it was “dirty” if it wasn’t a penalty or a fine-able offense?

    And yeah, the refs are obviously horribly biased against Baltimore as evidenced by the no call on the blatant arm hold by a Ravens defender in the end zone against a Lions WR that was directly in front of an official. ~Sarcasm~

  11. baltimoresnativeson says: Dec 20, 2013 4:20 PM

    Wasn’t intentional, but intent doesn’t matter in these situations. A blow to the QB’s knee is supposed to be 15 yards no matter what.

    But hey we got a PI non-call so it goes both ways. Players play ball, fans root for your team and everybody shut up about calls.

  12. tremoluxman says: Dec 20, 2013 4:23 PM

    I’m no Ravens fan, I live in Minnesota and root for the Vikings. I saw that game and if that was supposed to be an accident, I’ll kiss Aaron Rodgers on the lips and give him an hour to draw a crowd. Yes, he may have got a light, nearly imperceptible push, but he didn’t try to avoid Flacco at all. In fact, it looked like he deliberately positioned his helmet to hit him in the lower leg. At best, it was cheesy, easily avoided contact.

  13. classyjacklambert says: Dec 20, 2013 4:26 PM

    I think he didn’t get fined because no one outside of Baltimore really considers Flacco a quarterback.

  14. scoobies05 says: Dec 20, 2013 4:43 PM

    tell u what steelers fans. we wont whine about flacco if you dont whine about tomlin.

  15. Joemontanaflacco says: Dec 20, 2013 4:47 PM

    Only Steelers ‘ fans endlessly whine about uncalled fouls. We Ravens fans move on to the next challenge. That’s what makes us champions.

  16. jmblosser82 says: Dec 20, 2013 5:44 PM

    I don’t think getting blocked/tossed into a QB counts for the Brady rule. Stop crying.

  17. grumpyoleman says: Dec 20, 2013 7:26 PM

    What a bunch of babies. If his intent was to hit him why didn’t he wrap his arms and try to hurt him

  18. willnit says: Dec 20, 2013 7:37 PM

    Annnnd the Lions will lose to the Giants this Sunday. Hopefully that will end gym shorts.

  19. camcameronsucks says: Dec 20, 2013 8:17 PM

    A guy wears orange shoes, you fine him $15,000.

    A guy goes low at a quarterback, in a league where the quarterback is more protected than the referees now, and you dont fine him.

    I’m so confused with how the NFL has been running lately.

  20. twelsh36446 says: Dec 21, 2013 2:26 AM

    Flacco’s own player pushed him into him, so why would he be fined. If not for the really bad officiating Detroit would have won easily.

  21. scoobies05 says: Dec 21, 2013 2:46 PM

    so for all of you steeler fans commenting on what happened in a ravens/lions game, if this happened to ben and you all complained would it be whining. and again, like with sideline mike, intent doesnt matter. it should have been called a penatly according to the rules

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