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NFL bans Eagles head of security Dom DiSandro from sidelines for rest of regular season

The NFL has banned Philadelphia Eagles head of security Dom DiSandro from the sidelines for the remainder of the regular season, but can return for the playoffs, a person familiar with the situation told USA TODAY Sports.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because they weren't authorized to speak publicly.

DiSandro was ejected from the Eagles' 42-19 loss to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 13 after getting into a scuffle with Dre Greenlaw after the 49ers linebacker picked up Eagles receiver DeVonta Smith and slammed him to the turf. DiSandro pulled Greenlaw off Smith and yelled at him while on the sidelines.

Greenlaw was also ejected from the game and fined for his actions.

DiSandro was banned the next week from the road game against the Dallas Cowboys. He performed his regular duties as a security member but was not allowed on the sidelines. The Eagles, losers of two straight games, play at Seattle against the Seahawks on Monday.

49ers linebacker Dre Greenlaw (57) has an altercation with Eagles staff member Dom DiSandro during the third quarter at Lincoln Financial Field.
49ers linebacker Dre Greenlaw (57) has an altercation with Eagles staff member Dom DiSandro during the third quarter at Lincoln Financial Field.

The Eagles at the time said they were in talks with the league office and were going "to respect the restriction that is currently in place."

ESPN had reported that DiSandro and other Eagles officials met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell the Friday before the Dallas game.

The NFL also sent a memo to teams saying that non-player personnel are prohibited from putting their hands on players or officials and should not be involved in trying to break up altercations.

Contributing: Jarrett Bell

This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Eagles security chief banned from sidelines for rest of regular season