49ers' Clements fined for huge hit on Obomanu
September, 25, 2009
By Mike Sando | ESPN.com
Posted by ESPN.com's Mike Sando
The NFL has levied a $5,000 fine against 49ers cornerback Nate Clements for unnecessary roughness against the Seahawks in Week 2.
Clements' spectacular hit on Seahawks receiver Ben Obomanu during a punt return late in the first quarter drew a 15-yard penalty, which was declined. A penalty for an illegal block in the back against Glen Coffee nullified what otherwise would have been a 75-yard return for the 49ers' Allen Rossum.
Obomanu was running full speed when Clements hit him high from the side, sending Obomanu into the air and onto his back.