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League officials have been imposing stiffer punishments for hits to the head or neck area this season. They have regularly announced fines and have threatened suspensions for habitual offenders.

But no players have yet been suspended and the Colts didn’t expect Brackett to be the first.

“I think our league is fair and equitable,” Colts coach Jim Caldwell said the day after the game. “They will look at it and make a determination on what should be done and we’ll adjust to whatever that is. If we do not agree with it, we will appeal.”

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AP Sports Writer Michael Marot in Indianapolis also contributed to this report.