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Clint Dempsey to go unpunished
October 2nd, 2007 7AM

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[AMERICANS ABROAD] Fulham's Clint Dempsey will not be punished for throwing an elbow that broke the cheekbone of Chelsea's John Terry. Referee Martin Atkinson apparently saw the incident and did not call a foul or include it in his game report to the English FA. Under FIFA guidelines, retroactive action is only supposed to take place if incident was not seen by the referee or if there has been a huge error in judgment.

Dempsey led with his arm while battling for a header with the England captain during the 0-0 tie. VIDEO

Terry underwent surgery on Sunday and may be able to play on Wednesday in a UEFA Champions League match wearing a protective mask.



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