Philadelphia Eagles’ safety Kurt Coleman will not be fined for his hit on Colts’ receiver Austin Collie, the league announced today.
Coleman’s helmet contacted Collie’s helmet after Collie caught a pass on a post route in the second quarter. The hit jarred the ball loose and knocked Collie unconscious. He was taken off the field on a stretcher after a nine-minute delay.
Eagles’ safety Quintin Mikell was flagged for unnecessary roughness on the hit but the referees admitted after the game that the penalty should have been on Coleman.
Collie suffered a concussion and was out for the rest of the game. His status for next week’s game is unknown.
Coleman called the play “a freak accident.”