NFL rules Pat McAfee's hit on Trindon Holliday legal

Oct 14, 2013; San Diego, CA, USA; Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee (1) on the sidelines during the second half against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium. The Chargers won 19-9. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

I’m sure by now you’ve heard of the hit that rocked the world, well, at least the NFL world on Sunday night when Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee laid the boom on Denver Broncos return man Trindon Holliday.

In case you missed it, have a glance below:

Looked pretty helmet-to-helmet, eh? Well, apparently, no fines will come from the hit as according to Ian Rapoport, the NFL deemed it to be a legal boomstick:

For those asking about @PatMcAfeeShow‘s crushing hit on Trindon Holliday on the sideline… Nope, no fine. Legal hit, per the NFL

Wait, what?

Now, personally I think it would be a little ridiculous to fine McAfee for the hit, but, rules are rules. By no stretch is he a repeat offender nor was he intending for it to happen, but we’ve seen guys get fined for hits similar to this who weren’t kickers/punters so the explanation that the hit was legal was a bit odd.

Either way, looks like the Colts won’t need to find a punter off the wire this weekend.

Tags: Denver Broncos Indianapolis Colts NFL Pat McAfee Trindon Holliday

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