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No Fine For Coleman Hit On Collie

According to Jason La Canfora of NFL Network, neither Kurt Coleman nor Quintin Mikell will be issued any kind of fine for the second-quarter hit on Colts wide receiver Austin Collie that resulted in a 15-yard unnecessary roughness penalty for hitting a defenseless receiver.

"Because Collie's helmet-to-helmet- contact was a result of being driven toward a defender from a prior hit, there's no fine for this action," La Canfora tweeted.

On the play in question, Collie appeared to catch a Peyton Manning pass, take two steps with the ball in his possession, lower his helmet bracing for impact before getting hit by Mikell and Coleman. Following the hit, Collie lay motionless on the field and was later carted off. He sustained a concussion, but had full range of motion following the game. As for the call, which seemed dubious at the time, La Canfora says the league gave the penalty its blessing.

"Though there's no fine issued, the play was deemed propoerly officiated," La Canfora tweeted. "Officials have been instructed to err on the side of player safety."

Click here to find out what Coleman said about the hit following the game.

Last week, Eagles linebacker Ernie Sims was fined $50,000 for a helmet-to-helmet hit on Titans wide receiver Lavelle Hawkins, who was deemed to be defenseless on the play.

-- Posted by Bo Wulf, 4:19 p.m., November 9

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