What happens to an NFL player when he pushes a ref? Nothing, apparently. At least, if you are Cary Williams and it's the Super Bowl.
After Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed intercepted a pass by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick in the second quarter of Sunday's Super Bowl, a scuffle between both teams broke out. As the players were being separated, Ravens cornerback Williams shoved a referee.
You can watch it all in the video above. The shove happens about 30 seconds into the video. Watch the right side of the screen.
Result: No penalty on Williams. Maybe the ref realized it was heat of the moment. But it seems like you should get some penalty for pushing the ref.