49ers lineman says he'd punch Matthews in face instead of fine him

Clay Matthews' illegal hit on Colin Kaepernick, Alex Boone. Photo: Image by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel/TODAY'S TMJ4

49ers lineman says he'd punch Matthews in face instead of fine him

By Jay Sorgi. CREATED Sep 13, 2013

Apparently, the anger is still simmering in the San Francisco 49ers locker room five days after they defeated the Green Bay Packers 34-28.

A 49ers lineman today said he would mitigate a different punishment to Packers linebacker Clay Matthews than the $15,000 fine he received for a late hit to Coiln Kaepernick.

“Probably punch him in the face,” Alex Boone said to CSN Bay Area. “I don’t want his money.”The hit came out of bounds during the second quarter of the game.  (You can see it in our media gallery.) Matthews was benched afterward.

It led to derogatory comments from 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh the day after the game.

Matthews responded, "I'm not a dirty player, I'm an awesome player."

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