The hit that hospitalized Green Bay Packers tight end Jermichael Finley has officially been deemed a clean play by the NFL.

A league spokesperson told that Cleveland Browns safety Tashaun Gipson was not fined for the shoulder-to-head contact that caused Finley to suffer a spinal contusion.

Throughout this week, several Packers coaches mentioned how they had no issue with Gipson's hit on Finley.

"I didn't think it was a dirty play," coach Mike McCarthy said. "I thought it was two guys playing football, or three guys that were involved in the collision."

Added tight ends coach Jerry Fontenot: "I thought it was clean. It looked like the safety that was coming in to make the hit really did his best to keep his head out of it and it almost looked like, I couldn’t tell what happened right there at that moment, but looking back at the tape, it looked like he almost turned his back to Jermichael and Jermichael's crown on his helmet hit the safety on the back of the shoulder. To me, it wasn’t maliciously intended. He was just trying ot make a play."