Nov 25, 2013; Landover, MD, USA; San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith (99) sacks Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) during the second half at FedEx Field. The 49ers won 27-6. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

49ers LB Aldon Smith not fined for kicking RG3 in groin


During the Monday Night Football match up in Week 12 between the San Francisco 49ers and Washington Redskins, 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith showed off some quality Street Fighter moves when he lifted his leg directly into the man region of Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III.

It was one of many hits that Griffin took during the game, but when Smith swung his leg up and dropped Griffin with a kick to the nuts, it looked like one of the most painful.

Here is a look at the shot to the groin for those who missed it or simply don’t remember:

GIF via Zombie Prophet (@ZProphet_MMA)

GIF via Zombie Prophet (@ZProphet_MMA)

It certainly looked like a blow that could have resulted in some punishment from the NFL, but it turns out that it looked unintentional enough to please Roger Goodell and company.

According to Pro Football Talk, the league office has said that they will not be fining Smith for his low blow on Monday night.

The contact may have left Griffin in a heap of pain, but Smith’s wallet won’t be getting any lighter.

Tags: Aldon Smith Robert Griffin III San Francisco 49ers Washington Redskins

  • aspenlake

    As I view the video, it appears to me that offensive player #71 blocks Smith in the chest causing him to fall backwards. In the process, it appears that his legs were thrust upward and forward. This seems like a natural reaction to such a blow, and I would imagine that is why the NFL didn’t fine Smith. I know Sanchez wants to find a fowl there, since this is his second go around against Smith. Maybe a little common sense will tone down his obvious bias, although that doesn’t often work with arrogant people.

    • a brown

      Aldon Smith might be excused because of the DRUGS that have eroded what’s left of his brains.