The fight that broke out in the fourth quarter of the 49ers’ loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday will result in no suspensions, the NFL announced on Monday.
The NFL announced Tampa Bay receiver Mike Evans was suspended without pay for one game for violations of unsportsmanlike conduct and unnecessary roughness rules against the New Orleans Saints.
A league spokesman said Evans was the only player in the NFL to face a suspension due to on-field conduct.
San Francisco running back Carlos Hyde and Arizona defensive players Frostee Rucker and Haason Reddick were ejected for fighting on Sunday. Those players, along with Cardinals defensive back Antoine Bethea, will be subject to fines.
Reddick appeared to punch 49ers center Daniel Kilgore in the face at the beginning of the melee, which began after Bethea delivered a hit to the head and neck area of a sliding C.J. Beathard
Then, Rucker knocked down Hyde, who got to his feet and took a swipe at Rucker and was ejected. As Hyde came off the field, 49ers general manager John Lynch excitedly slapped hands with the 49ers running back and yelled, “Good job.”
“There’s a very fine line,” 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said after the game. “I want our guys to be smart. I know Carlos is the one who ended up getting ejected. I didn’t see Carlos throw a punch. I don’t know exactly what he did. I did see him get punches thrown at him. I did see him get knocked over a couple times.
“I really loved how he went and got our quarterback’s back. I thought our quarterback had a couple helmets to the head when he was in the pocket a few plays before and then he ended up scrambling and sliding and he got one again. I think our players had had enough.”