The Eagles and 49ers got into an on-field brawl during the 2023 NFC Championship game, and one Philadelphia player, safety K’Von Wallace, was ejected.
The 2023 NFC Championship game was marred with some poor officiating, untimely injuries, and then a brawl between the Eagles and 49ers that resulted in two players being ejected — Eagles safety K’Von Wallace and 49ers offensive tackle Trent Williams — and will likely lead to more letters and fines from the league.
The 49ers were clearly frustrated in the waning minutes of the game, and tempers boiled over as players refused to be separated after a play.
That led to Trent Willams picking up K’Von Wallace and slamming him to the ground, Andre the Giant style.
Wallace, of course, took exception to this treatment and began his retaliatory strikes, as both benches saw players leave and run onto the field.
Once the melee was over, the officials sent both full teams to the sidelines so they could sort out the penalties. Both Williams and Wallace were given unsportsmanlike conduct penalties and were ejected from the game.
Will K’Von Wallace still be eligible for the Super Bowl after being ejected?
According to former NFL official and FOX rules analyst, Mike Pereira, the penalty on Wallace was not an automatic ejection foul and was left in the judgment of the on-field officials. While Wallace could still potentially face a suspension from the league, it didn’t sound likely according to Pereira.
As it stands right now, K’Von Wallace should be able to play Super Bowl LVII, however, we’ll keep an eye out for any news about further punishments coming down from the league office.