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Miami Dolphins' Kiko Alonso won't be suspended for hit on Joe Flacco

Posted: 3:13 PM, Oct 31, 2017
Updated: 2017-10-31 19:13:25Z
Miami Dolphins' Kiko Alonso won't be suspended for hit on Joe Flacco

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.