League investigating Robinson hit on Maclin

Posted Sept. 19, 2011 @ 12:18 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

The NFL is looking into the hit Falcons CB Dunta Robinson laid on Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin during their game on Sunday night.

According to an NFL.com report, the league is taking a close look at the play because Robinson is a previous offender of the rule banning players from leading with their helmets. On Sunday, the Atlanta defender appeared to lower his head and launch his helmet at the helmet of the Eagles' receiver.

Last season, when the Eagles and Falcons played, Robinson delivered a helmet-to-helmet hit on Philadelphia WR DeSean Jackson, a play that left both men with concussions. Robinson was fined $25,000 for that infraction.

"He's two for two now," Maclin told the Philadelphia Inquirer. "Fortunately, it wasn't as bad as Jack's was last year. I guess we'll see what Roger Goodell has in store for him."

Generally the commissioner's office, which hands down fines and suspensions, announces its rulings on infractions in the middle of the week. But according to the league's website, the Robinson play could see immediate action, since he is a repeat offender and the game was on national TV.