It’s possible the NFL could take additional action following a scrum that occurred during the San Francisco 49ers 42-19 win over the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.
During the highly-anticipated game, tensions grew as 49ers linebacker Dre Greenlaw got into an altercation with Eagles chief security officer Dom DiSandro.
It resulted in both of them getting ejected.
49ers LB Dre Greenlaw has been ejected after an incident with an Eagles security staffer. pic.twitter.com/LS0W4DpXCg
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This was after Greenlaw slammed Eagles’ Devonta Smith to the ground.
Pro Football Talk says, citing one high-level executive with another team’s prediction, a “significant punishment [could be] imposed both on DiSandro and the Eagles by the league.”
Team security officials are not in-game bouncers. Keeping the peace is the job of the officials. Non-players who insinuate themselves into the game action risk losing access to the game area.
PFT additionally pointed out a memo that was distributed by the NFL earlier this year that stated the league would take more accountability measures on players or non-players who join a fight already in progress.
49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan spoke on the incident after the game.
“I just can’t believe someone not involved in a football game can taunt our players like that, and put their hands in our guy’s face,” he said.
"I just can't believe someone not involved in a football game can taunt our players like that, and put their hands in our guy's face."
Shanahan gives his thoughts on the Greenlaw incident pic.twitter.com/sMEbjHInBd
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