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NFL to Review Robinson’s Hit on Maclin for Possible Discipline

Sept. 19 (Bloomberg) -- The National Football League is looking into a helmet-to-helmet hit by Atlanta Falcons cornerback Dunta Robinson on Philadelphia Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin last night for possible disciplinary action, league spokesman Greg Aiello said.

“We review every play of every game for various reasons, and any play of the nature of Robinson’s hit last night is going to be reviewed for potential discipline,” Aiello said in an e-mail.

Robinson, 29, was fined $50,000 for a similar collision last year, after the cornerback left his feet and made a helmet-to-helmet hit on Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson. The fine was later reduced to $25,000.

Maclin caught a 17-yard pass over the middle from Michael Vick with less than seven minutes remaining in the third quarter of the Falcons’ 35-31 victory last night. Robinson jumped to make the tackle and hit Maclin with the crown of his helmet.

Robinson received a 15-yard personal foul on the play. Maclin was slow to rise and stayed in the game.

To contact the reporters on this story: Eben Novy-Williams in New York at enovywilliam@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Sillup at msillup@bloomberg.net

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