The NFL has fined the Eagles linebacker $21,000 for his hit on San Diego wide receiver Malcom Floyd in the third quarter of last Sunday's 33-30 loss to the Chargers. The league cited it has a hit to a defenseless receiver.
Malcom Floyd was having his way with the Eagles secondary in the first half racking up 102 receiving yards on five receptions. On the first play of the third quarter, Floyd pulled in a pass from Rivers with safety Nate Allen trying to tackle him from behind. As Allen slowed down Floyd, linebacker DeMeco Ryans came across the middle and smashed Floyd with (what appeared to be) a clean but hard hit that caught Floyd in the head and neck area.
Floyd laid motionless on the ground for a few minutes before being removed from the field on a stretcher and taken by ambulance to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.
Fortunately for the Chargers' wideout, his CT scan came back negative and he is "doing fine." Floyd did not remain in Philadelphia overnight and flew back with the team to San Diego on Sunday. He had movement in all of his extremities and was awake and alert in the hospital but he is not expected to play Sunday for San Diego.
However, Philip Rivers was not fined for attacking the defenseless Eagles secondary for four straight quarters.
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