After an odd incident in the NFC Championship Game in which a still-unidentified person on the 49ers’ sideline knocked down Seahawks gunner Jeremy Lane during a punt return, the NFL has decided no disciplinary action is warranted.
Instead, the NFL issued the 49ers a warning.
A mere warning stands in stark contrast to the incident when Jets assistant Sal Alosi tripped Dolphins gunner Nolan Carroll during a punt return. The result of that incident was Alosi losing his job and the NFL fining the Jets $100,000.
But the NFL has apparently concluded that the contact on the 49ers’ sideline was not intentional, and since Lane got right back up and kept running downfield, it was no harm, no foul.