No fine levied for hit on Jordy Nelson

NFL rules that hit didn't cross the line
No fine levied for hit on Jordy Nelson
Posted at 5:01 PM, Jan 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-13 18:21:52-05

To add insult to injury for Packers fans, the NFL will not fine Giants defensive back Leon Hall for the hit that injured Jordy Nelson's ribs and is keeping him out of this weekend's game against the Dallas Cowboys.

According to, the league office came to the conclusion that Hall's contact did not cross the line.

Hall was not penalized during the game for the hit.

NFL rules prohibit making contact with the crown or hairline parts of the helmet against any part of a defensive receiver's body.

Nelson had an NFL-high 14 touchdown catches in the regular season as quarterback Aaron Rodgers' top target in the Packers' prolific passing attack. He was hurt in the second quarter of the Packers' 38-13 win in a wild-card game last weekend against the New York Giants during a hit by safety Leon Hall.

Team doctors "don't feel — frankly they just would not medically clear him for Sunday," coach Mike McCarthy said Friday.

McCarthy said Nelson's status moving forward will be determined on Monday if Green Bay advances to the NFC title game.


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