Chargers' McCree escapes fine, others don't

Updated: November 18, 2006, 12:44 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

San Diego safety Marlon McCree, the subject of considerable criticism from some media quarters after a vicious hit last Sunday that knocked Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh from the game and left him with a concussion, will not be fined.


In reviewing video of the controversial and much-publicized play, which occurred in the fourth quarter, NFL officials determined that contact was shoulder-to-shoulder. There was, the NFL ruled, no helmet-to-helmet contact. ...

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