A scuffle broke out between the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers during Super Bowl XLVII after the Ravens’ Ed Reed intercepted a pass from Colin Kaepernick in the second quarter of the game.
The players were pushing and shoving — each other. Except for Ravens cornerback Cary Williams, who gave one of the referees a pretty good shove (see below). Unnecessary roughness penalties were awarded to San Francisco’s Joe Staley and Baltimore’s Corey Graham.
However, we were under the impression that purposeful contact with an official should always result in an ejection, and NBC Sports’ Mike Florio concurs. He says NFL official and officiating supervisor Jim Daopoulos walked him through the rules and there really is no question — Williams should have been ejected from the game.