clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

No Fines For Broncos Players On Jamaal Charles, Tony Moeaki Hits

The Kansas City Chiefs were smoked by the Broncos on Sunday and Denver did it by playing clean football. There were two plays that I thought had the chance of drawing the attention of the league office but neither resulted in fines, a league spokesman confirmed.

LB Mario Haggan had an unnecessary roughness penalty against RB Jamaal Charles with about six minutes left in the second quarter of the game. The play drew a penalty for unnecessary roughness but there was no fine. It appeared at the time that there was helmet-to-helmet contact -- that was the chatter in the press box after the play -- and that he could be fined, but he's not.

The second play everyone has been talking about is LB Joe Mays hitting Chiefs TE Tony Moeaki on the onside kick. It was hard to tell from replays exactly where Mays hit him on the play but it was enough to about knock him out. He was not fined for that play.

Moeaki left the game with what has been reported as a concussion. That hit is a sore subject for Chiefs fans because it looked like an avoidable hit and the reaction from Moeaki on the play was enough to make your stomach woozy. But, according to the league, it's legal.

NEW: Join Arrowhead Pride Premier

If you love Arrowhead Pride, you won’t want to miss Pete Sweeney in your inbox each week as he delivers deep analysis and insights on the Chiefs' path to the Super Bowl.