NFL Does Not Find 'Conclusive Evidence' That LaRon Landry Spit At Mike McGlynn

The NFL will not discipline LaRon Landry because they could not find "conclusive evidence" that he spit at Eagles center Mike McGlynn.

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NFL Finds No 'Conclusive' Evidence That LaRon Landry Spit On Eagles Center Mike McGlynn

One of the lowest lows of the Washington Redskins' 59-28 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles was LaRon Landry taunting DeSean Jackson and then allegedly spitting on Eagles center Mike McGlynn. It added insult to injury after a humiliating defeat. 

However, we can close the book on the latter allegation, at least for now. The NFL has decided not to discipline Landry because there is no conclusive evidence that he spit, according to NFL Network's Jason La Canfora.

No discipline given in LaRon Landy spitting allegations. Not conclusive evidence    

Now, that doesn't necessarily mean it didn't happen. Visual evidence suggests Landry and McGlynn were near each other on the play in question. But perhaps McGlynn felt something else than spit, or perhaps Landry did something else. Or, maybe Landry did it. Or, maybe he didn't. We just don't really know.

All we know is that Landry will not be disciplined by the NFL. Hopefully, he and the team can now move forward. 


LaRon Landry Was Close To Mike McGlynn During Extra Point Attempts

Take this for whatever you will. If you're on the Eagles sideline this might constitute indisputable video evidence, if you're on the Redskins sideline maybe more of a funny coincidence. According to My Fox Philly, there is video proof that LaRon Landry was in spitting distance of Mike McGlynn during the game, the player who accused Landry of spitting in his face.

But video from the second extra point shows Landry (wearing no. 30 in red) lined up opposite the Eagles left tackle and walking right up to McGlynn (wearing no. 77 in green) after the kick when McGlynn was prone of the ground.

Landry can be seen leaning over and staring directly at McGlynn, with a distance of just several feet separating the heads of the two players.

The article is quick to point out that there is no evidence that Landry actually spit on McGlynn during these encounters, but rather that he was actually close enough to do so if he chose.

If they went over the video with a fine tooth comb and couldn't really find any evidence of spitting, I'm not sure the league will be able to turn anything up in their investigation. Keep in mind it was raining pretty heavily throughout the game, and it is possible that an over-sized rain drop could be mistaken for a loogie if it hits him in the face while Landry is yelling at him.


NFL Investigating LaRon Landry's Role In Pregame Scuffle

Spitting in the face of an opposing player is one of those things that doesn't really fly on an NFL field. Trash talking is accepted as part of the game, but spitting on someone else's face is taking a little bit too far, and it happens more then you might think.

According to Cindy Boren, some of the Eagles players were accusing LaRon Landry of exactly that after the game on Monday Night, and the NFL is actually looking into those allegations to see if there is any truth to it. Here is what Landry had to say this morning in a series of tweets.

To everyone who's truly redskin fan/fan of mine... Knows I never been a dirty player/never will!!! Supposedly I spit on the center if there's any truth to that I would have been flagged or the guy would have some sort of reaction!!! I just play hard and do anything to help the team win... As for as D. Jack that's my guy been home boys for awhile so to y'all who wanna read blogs/the Internet find out the truth to stories/not a writer trying to stir confusion!!! Tough lost as a hold... Still have a lot of fball left... Hail to the skins!!! Good morning!!!

We'll have more on the investigation and what it turns up as it becomes available.

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