Bills linebacker Jerry Hughes was not fined by the NFL for making contact with a Dolphins coach during Saturday's game, a league source said.
Dolphins players said after the game that they were upset with Hughes for head butting special teams coordinator Darren Rizzi during an altercation on the sideline. Rex Ryan said Monday during what would be his final press conference that he didn't think the incident was as big of a deal as the Dolphins made it seem.
"I never saw it on tape. I’m aware of that being out there but I never saw it on tape," Ryan said. " ... I’ll be honest, when guys start flying around, I’ve been hit before. So I think anything’s possible in that situation, but whether he ends up head butting somebody on purpose, I think that would be, that’s almost hard to believe."
The incident started after Bills kicker Dan Carpenter put a big hit on returner Jakeem Grant near the sideline and then stood over him at the Dolphins bench. Several players got involved in the shoving match before Hughes and Rizzi came together.
Rizzi seemed taken back by the bump but wasn't injured. There were no penalties on the play.
Rizzi is wearing the orange hat in the video above. Hughes is No. 55.