Considering that you can’t even touch an official these days, it is puzzling how Baltimore Ravens cornerback Cary Williams was not fined for blatantly shoving a referee during the Super Bowl.
Williams pushed linesman Steve Stelljes in the midst of a scrum, when players were pushing and shoving at each other.
“It was a situation where I didn’t see who the heck I pushed. Those guys kicked my helmet off, took my helmet off man, it’s just a part of the process. Whatever,” Williams said in defense. “It’s a reaction. You see teammates out there getting hit late, guys pulling guys after the whistle. My helmet came off, I couldn’t barely see, and I just reacted. It is what it is.”
Other culprits who avoided fines, according to Matt Maiocco of CSN:
- Jim Harbaugh, who criticized the referees on the holding penalty that wasn’t called during the final drive of the game
- Joe Staley and Corey Graham for fighting
- Jimmy Smith for his helmet-to-chin hit on Michael Crabtree
- Frank Gore for wearing his socks too low (not a joke)