Make us your home page
Instagram

Get the quickest, smartest news, analysis and photos from the Bucs game emailed to you shortly after the final whistle.

(View our Privacy Policy)

Coaches fined for griping at officials

The NFL fined Broncos coach John Fox $30,000 and defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio $25,000 Monday for arguing with replacement officials a week ago.

"There is a long-standing NFL rule prohibiting verbal or physical abuse of game officials," executive vice president of football operations Ray Anderson said.

Anderson also said he was reviewing the conduct of Patriots coach Bill Belichick and the Ravens' John Harbaugh in Sunday's New England-Baltimore game, and of Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan in Washington's loss to Cincinnati.

Belichick said he was trying to get an explanation for the Ravens' winning field goal when he confronted an official and touched him on the arm after Justin Tucker's 27-yard kick on the final play gave Baltimore a 31-30 win.

Shanahan accepted responsibility for his unsportsmanlike conduct penalty received in the final seconds of a loss to the Bengals.

REVIS OUT: Jets All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis tore his left ACL on Sunday vs. Miami and likely is out for the season. Revis will have surgery within the next three weeks. Coach Rex Ryan would not declare Revis would be placed on injured reserve.

BUSH BETTER: Reggie Bush told Dolphins teammates he expects to be fine after tests on his left knee showed no serious injury. He was hurt Sunday.

LIONS: Coach Jim Schwartz said little about quarterback Matthew Stafford's injured right leg. Stafford left Sunday's game with a strained muscle.

RAIDERS: Wide receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey was released from the hospital a day after being knocked out by a helmet-to-helmet hit and is expected to recover. Heyward-Bey (concussion, strained neck) was hit by Pittsburgh safety Ryan Mundy and lay on the ground more than 10 minutes. Coach Dennis Allen said Heyward-Bey sounded tired, and there was no word on when he will be cleared to return.

BOUNTIES: The league asked a federal judge to block Jonathan Vilma's demands for evidence in its bounty probe of the Saints, and a magistrate ordered lawyers to convene Thursday in New Orleans to discuss the matter.

Coaches fined for griping at officials 09/24/12 [Last modified: Tuesday, September 25, 2012 12:19am]
Photo reprints | Article reprints

© 2017 Tampa Bay Times

    

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...
  1. Buccaneers defense was among NFL's best when its pressure got to the QB

    Bucs

    It doesn't matter how many times they've thrown a football. It doesn't matter how many seasons they've played. It doesn't matter whether they have a degree from Harvard or Central Florida.

    Bucs defensive tackle Gerald McCoy recorded 6.5 sacks last season, but many of his other contributions didn't show up in the box scores. [ANDRES LEIVA   |   Times]

  2. Rays DFA Danny Farquhar to make room for Brad Boxberger

    Blogs

    The Rays continued shuffling their bullpen, dumping RHP Danny Farquhar after Wednesday's game to make room for RHP Brad Boxberger to be activated off the DL.

    Farquhar, who worked an inning in Wednesday's 6-2 loss, had a 2-2, 4.11 record for 37 appearances, working primarily in lower leverage situations. In …

  3. USF to face Indiana in men's basketball next season

    College

    The USF men's basketball team will get an early test from a Big Ten powerhouse next season.

  4. Rays employee helps save suicidal woman near Pirates stadium

    Blogs

    A Rays front-office employee joined umpire John Tumpane in saving a woman threatening to jump from a bridge near PNC Park on Wednesday afternoon in Pittsburgh.

    Multimedia production manager Mike Weinman, 32, was walking across the Roberto Clemente Bridge with Rays broadcasting director Larry McCabe when he …

  5. Blake Snell struggles in return as Rays fall to Pirates

    The Heater

    PITTSBURGH

    Blake Snell talked a good game ahead of his return to the Rays rotation Wednesday night, but he didn't pitch one.

    The Pirates’ David Freese scores on a Blake Snell wild pitch during the first inning against the Rays.