During the game versus the Eagles on Super Wildcard Weekend, everyone witnessed Bruce Arians slapping the helmet of Andrew Adams and placing an elbow into his back following the recovery of an Eagles muffed punt. According to Mike Florio of NBC Pro Football Talk‘s source, the league is unofficially handling the situation. Officially, the NFL and NFLPA have not released any comment about the situation; yet. They may not, at all.
Florio’s source also stated that the policy is clear — no hands on the officials and no hands on the players.
Bruce Arians made a statement Monday, in which he admitted that he had “no” remorse for the incident and that he’s “seen enough dumb. You can’t pull guys out of a pile. We just got a big play, great field position, and he’s trying to pull a guy out of a pile, and I was trying to knock him off of that guy, so he didn’t get a penalty.”
Whether or not the NFL acts immediately, publically, or not at all, is yet to be determined.