If the NFL will be investigating the situation, the investigation hasn’t commenced.
“We have not been contacted by the League on this matter, but will cooperate fully with any questions they may have,” 49ers spokesman Bob Lange told PFT.
The hit occurred while the still-unidentified person stood on the yellow line that borders the thick sideline stripe.
Some have speculated that the person applying the hit was linebacker Nick Moody or defensive tackle Quinton Dial, both of whom were inactive on Sunday. Per a league source, it was neither Moody nor Dial.
No flag was thrown on the play, and Lane bounced right up and kept going in an attempt to cover the punt.