Miami Dolphins' Kiko Alonso won't be suspended for hit on Joe Flacco
Posted: 3:13 PM, Oct 31, 2017
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<p>Quarterback Joe Flacco #5 of the Baltimore Ravens lays on the filed after being hit by middle linebacker Kiko Alonso #47 of the Miami Dolphins as he slides in the second quarter against the Miami Dolphins at M&T Bank Stadium on October 26, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)</p>
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — The NFL says Miami Dolphins linebacker Kiko Alonso won't be suspended for his hit that sidelined Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco with a concussion.
Flacco was hurt in the Ravens' 40-0 victory
Thursday when he slid and was then hit in the head by Alonso, who received a penalty for unnecessary roughness. Alonso said the high hit was unintentional, but angry Ravens players said he should have been ejected for a dirty play
Miami coach Adam Gase defended Alonso, saying Flacco was trying to run for a first down before he slid.
Flacco missed the rest of the game. Ravens coach John Harbaugh said there's a good chance
Flacco will return to play Sunday at Tennessee.
Alonso still faces a possible fine.
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