Jim Harbaugh says league has talked to 49ers regarding sideline hit in NFC title game

San Francisco coach Jim Harbaugh says there's been communication between the NFL and the team after Seattle's Jeremy Lane ran into an unidentified person on the 49ers sideline during the NFC championship game.

Harbaugh said Tuesday that general manager Trent Balke had spoken to the league.

Seattle coach Pete Carroll said Monday that the Seahawks had reached out to the league to find out more about what happened. Carroll said he was disappointed there was not a penalty on the play.

Lane was running downfield on punt coverage on the first play of the second quarter of Seattle's 23-17 win Sunday. Lane was blocked into the 49ers bench, then ran into a person on the sideline not in uniform. Lane popped up and returned to the field.


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