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Matthews Expects NFL Fine

Clay Matthews
Clay Matthews

GREEN BAY, WI (LEARFIELD-WSAU)Clay Matthews says he's not worried about a potential fine from the N-F-L for his late hit on San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick.  He said he already committed himself to hitting the quarterback once he got close to him -- and Matthews said he should figured that Kaepernick would go out of bounds. 

Niners' lineman Joe Staley went after Matthews.  And the referees incorrectly called off-setting penalties, which gave the 49'ers a second chance to score a touchdown on third down close to the Packers' end zone.  Matthews said it was not a smart play but he added that his hit was nothing personal -- and he was joking with Kaepernick later in the game. 

The hit occurred early in the second quarter, with the game tied at seven.  On the next play, Anquan Boldin caught a touchdown pass when it should have been fourth down, with a field goal likely. 

Packers' coach Mike McCarthy said he eventually figured out what happened.  He said it was part of the game and quote, "The ball doesn't always bounce your way." 

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