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Raiders LB Rolando McClain Won't Be Fined for Sproles Hit

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Raiders LB Rolando McClain Won't Be Fined for Sproles Hit

San Diego Chargers running back Darren Sproles will need to pass baseline concussion tests to play in this week's pivotal AFC West match-up with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Sproles sustained his concussion late in the second quarter of Sunday's 28-13 loss to the Oakland Raiders, when he was hit by rookie linebacker Rolando McClain after catching a short pass over the middle.

Though the Chargers claimed that there was helmet-to-helmet contact, Jerry McDonald of the Bay Area News Group cites the post-game pool report, where referee John Parry explained that Sproles was not a defenseless receiver on the play.

"We had three guys looking at it, the back judge, field judge, line judge. All three felt that (Sproles) gained possession, took a minimum of three steps and now he is considered a runner so helmet-to-helmet contact is off."

"Legal hit. We support the pool report", Corry Rush of the NFL told McDonald on Monday, meaning McClain will not be fined for the hit.

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