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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.

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