Los Angeles Chargers safety Derwin James Jr. will not be suspended for his helm-to-helmet hit on Colts receiver Ashton Dulin that led to his disqualification from Monday night’s game in Indianapolis, a Jeremy Fowler source told from ESPN on Friday.
As part of its internal review of the games, the NFL approved the personal foul call on James for unnecessary rudeness due to the violent contact with the helmet, the source said. The league considered a suspension but ultimately decided against it.
James, 26, could still be fined.
Dulin made his way to the Colts dressing room after scoring in the second quarter and was ruled out for the rest of the game with a concussion. James was also put on the NFL’s concussion protocol, according to Chargers coach Brandon Staley, but had “a hell of a time in that locker room” during a post-game celebration when Los Angeles secured a playoff berth with the 20-3 win.
James was named to his third Pro Bowl this season and has recorded 109 tackles, 4 sacks, 2 forced fumbles and 2 interceptions.
ESPN’s Lindsey Thiry contributed to this report.
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