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. Rays call up Jose De Leon to add depth to bullpen tonight

    Blogs

    The Rays decided that after playing 15 innings Sunday they could use some depth and length in their bullpen after all and have decided to call up RHP Jose De Leon from Triple-A.

    RHP Erasmo Ramirez is still slated to start tonight, even after throwing 12 pitches to get the final three outs - and the save - in …

    The Rays have recalled Jose De Leon from Triple-A Durham.
  2. Tiger Woods arrested in Florida on DUI charge, released

    Public Safety

    Tiger Woods was arrested early Monday on a DUI charge in Jupiter, Florida, and spent nearly four hours in a county jail before he was released.

    Tiger Woods has been arrested on a DUI charge in Florida.
  3. After state, academics will trump athletics for King ace Brian Lee

    Baseballpreps

    TAMPA — Brian Lee can still see himself on the pitcher's mound at Venice High School. Four years ago he was a freshman left-handed reliever just trying to keep King's state championship dreams alive.

    Pitcher Brian Lee participates in a practice at King High in Tampa, Fla., on Friday, May 26, 2017.
  4. Five cool things to do when it's hot outside

    Outdoors

    Summer is not officially here, but it may as well be. School is out, vacations are coming, and it's time to enjoy the outdoors. Don't buy the argument that summer in Florida is too hot to get outside. There is plenty to do, and we'll prove it. Here are five cool things to do outdoors during another hot summer.

    Rainbow Springs State Park is a registered natural landmark. Rainbow Springs State Park in Dunnellon is one several state parks with natural swimming holes in Florida. (Octavio Jones | Times)
  5. Rays morning after: A lot that went into a marathon win

    Blogs

    Rays manager Kevin Cash had a simple strategy when Fox Sports Sun's Alex Corddry asked him how the team would move on from Sunday's marathon win and get ready to face the Rangers tonight in Texas:

    Kevin Kiermaier of the Rays celebrates as teammate Michael Martinez slides safely into home plate to score a run against the Minnesota Twins during the 14th inning.