Dom DiSandro Could Face “Significant Punishment” from NFL
While Philadelphia Eagles fans suffered through a miserable loss to the San Francisco 49ers, they saw an unexpected altercation between Dre Greenlaw and Eagles Chief Security Officer Dom DiSandro.
Greenlaw slammed DeVonta Smith to the ground for a personal foul right in front of the Eagles sideline in the third quarter. Big Dom wasn’t happy about it. The two engaged in shoving match. The officials ejected both of them.
Dre Greenlaw was called for a personal foul after this interaction with Eagles security staffer Dom DiSandro. Both were ejected from the game.— ESPN (@espn) December 3, 2023
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Chief Security Officer Dom DiSandro
DiSandro has been in the organization since 1999. Fans who have attended Eagles community events have seen him patrol as the confident boss who manages players and staff with understood authority.
He’s the type of guy whose presence itself keeps a crowd in order. DiSandro is also a special advisor to the general manager.
His excellent reputation within the organization and the Philadelphia community went one step further when he did the legwork in evaluating the decision to waive character concerns about Jalen Carter before the 2023 NFL Draft.
However, Disandro overstepped his boundaries engaging physically with an opposing player. It’s outside the lines for a staff member who “provides education on the NFL’s personal conduct policy,” according to the Eagles’ official website.
49ers Voice Outrage
Kyle Shanahan, despite admitting that he didn’t see the altercation, ripped DiSandro after the 49ers won the game.
“I just can’t believe someone not involved in a football game could taunt our players like that and put their hands in our guy’s face.” -Kyle Shanahan
The 49ers lost a defensive starter in exchange for an Eagles staff member. Dom Disandro left to a standing ovation at Lincoln Financial Field.
Mike Florio reported that a high-level executive of an NFL team expects the league to impose significant punishment on DiSandro and the Eagles.
His heart was in the right place defending DeVonta Smith. He showed the attitude that most Eagles fans wish the team had shown against the 49ers.
However, fans might not see “Big Dom” escorting Nick Sirianni next week against the Dallas Cowboys. The NFL won’t sit by and watch sideline personnel in physical altercations with players.