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Bears’ Jon Bostic not fined for hit that drew Jim Schwartz’s ire

Scott Edwards, Jim Schwartz

Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz talks with field judge Scott Edwards (3) during the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings at Ford Field in Detroit, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)


Lions coach Jim Schwartz said this week that the NFL is hypocritical if it talks about player safety but doesn’t do anything about the hit that Chicago’s Jon Bostic delivered on Detroit’s Kris Durham.

Well, apparently the NFL is hypocritical, because it didn’t do anything about the hit.

Bostic wasn’t flagged for the hit, which came after Durham recovered on the Bears’ onside kick at the end of Sunday’s game. And now the league office has confirmed that Bostic wasn’t fined, either.

After the Lions beat the Bears, Schwartz said he was shocked the officials didn’t throw a flag.

“I still can’t believe that,” Schwartz said. “We talk a lot about player safety and things like that, and he’s laying prone on the ground, he’s giving himself up, and he takes a helmet right to the back and we don’t get any call there. It’s a little hypocritical to talk about player safety when we allow that to go, allow that to not get called.”

Schwartz won’t be happy to hear that Bostic wasn’t fined.