League, Bill Belichick discuss hit

Updated: January 23, 2014, 7:01 AM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPN.com

NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino has spared Denver Broncos receiver Wes Welker of any wrongdoing for his hit on New England Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib in Sunday's AFC Championship Game.

"It was a legal hit," Blandino said on the NFL Network on Wednesday night.

On Monday, Patriots coach Bill Belichick blasted Welker for the hit, calling it "one of the worst plays" he's seen in 39 years of coaching.

"It was a deliberate play by the receiver to take ...

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