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Dom DiSandro, the chief security officer for the Philadelphia Eagles, went from being a viral sensation to possibly facing NFL disciplinary action for his involvement in a sideline altercation with San Francisco 49ers linebacker Dre Greenlaw in less than a day.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the NFL is reportedly looking into the incident involving DiSandro and Greenlaw. The league is anticipated to speak with the Eagles again later this week.

DiSandro and Greenlaw were both ejected from Sunday’s game, but he’s not quite out of the woods because of a memo the NFL sent to its 32 teams at the end of October following multiple fights that broke out during pre-game. The memo explains the potential consequences of fighting, which include disqualification, hefty fines, and/or suspension without pay.

A team’s players or non-players who join a fight that is already underway may face “more significant accountability measures,” according to the memo.

According to Pro Football Talk, the memo states that “sportsmanship and respect are at the core of NFL football, and fighting is irreconcilable with these values.” Fighting is never permitted because it puts players, coaches, officials, and other game-day staff at unnecessary risk of harm. These rules will be strictly enforced, and team activities will be closely observed by both NFL Football Operations personnel and game officials.

According to NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, DiSandro and Greenlaw reportedly spoke before the game even started. DiSandro also reportedly spoke with 49ers general manager John Lynch after the game to clarify his role in the incident, which concluded “on a good note.”

Lynch handled things more composedly than 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan, who expressed his displeasure to reporters following the game about DiSandro—who isn’t even on Philly’s coaching staff—being permitted to argue with a player.

Shanahan expressed his shock, saying, “I just can’t believe someone not involved in a football game can taunt our players like that and put their hands in our guy’s face.” According to what I was told, Dre gave it back to him, and I was informed that he gave him a slight blow to the face, which caused him to be ejected. The play was incredibly frustrating.

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