2:51 PM EDT, Fri October 24, 2014
San Francisco Chronicle

Willis not fined for two penalized hits; wrist injury is minor

In a 14-minute span in last week’s loss at Arizona, 49ers linebacker Patrick Willis was called for the first roughing-the-passer penalty and the second unnecessary roughness penalty of his eight-year career. Has Willis suddenly morphed into a dirty player? Upon further review, the evidence doesn’t suggest that’s case. Willis said today he wasn’t fined for either of his hits that drew flags in a 23-14 loss at Arizona. Willis was called for roughing the passer when he hit Drew Stanton in the chest as the quarterback was in mid-throw. He later was flagged for a hit on Cardinals wide...