If you needed any more evidence that the referees are doing everything they can to let the players play, look no further than Baltimore's Cary Williams, who, in the midst of a second-quarter brawl, shoved a ref right in the chest ... and remained in the game.
We're not sure what Williams' rationale could have been — he appeared from video replays to be getting up from a crouch with full view of the ref. Normally this is an automatic instant ejection, but Williams stayed in the game.
Williams' Ravens went into the half leading 21-3, so that would no doubt help his mood a bit. But come Monday, we imagine the league will be a little less forgiving than the referees.
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