Former Philadelphia Eagle and current league stooge (technically NFL executive vice president of football operations) Troy Vincent has announced that no fine or suspension will be coming for Chris Baker’s cheap-shot hit in Nick Foles. Vincent said Baker “didn’t do anything illegal,” and shouldn’t have even been flagged on the play. He continued:
“People can say it’s a cheap shot and you can talk about whether it might fall under unsportsmanlike conduct, but when you know the rule and you look at the play, he didn’t hit him in the head. He didn’t hit him in the neck. We looked at it. I looked at it very closely. He’s not going to be fined for that.”
However, Baker and Jason Peters will undoubtedly face fines for their roles in the brawl that ensued after the hit. I’m sure Peters is more than happy to pay whatever the amount may be.