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Report: NFL fines Bucs $100,000 for coach Raheem Morris talking to players during lockout

The Bucs have been fined by the league because coach Raheem Morris talked to his players during the lockout, ProFootballTalk.com and NFL.com reported Saturday. ProFootballTalk.com reported the fine was $100,000, but NFL.com did not report the amount.

During the lockout, team officials weren't allowed to have contact with players. On Sept. 12, Morris said he violated the directive, talking to cornerback Aqib Talib and tight end Kellen Winslow.

"I called Aqib when he got (arrested). I called Kellen when he had a baby," Morris said then.

The Bucs were not available for comment Saturday.

The Titans denied a report by ProFootballTalk.com that they also were fined for talking to players during the lockout.

Colts: Quarterback Peyton Manning, out after three neck surgeries, will be in the coaches' box for tonight's game. He said he will sit next to quarterbacks coach Ron Turner and be a "resource." He also plans to participate in pregame and halftime activities.

Giants: Receiver Mario Manningham will sit out today with a concussion sustained Monday against the Rams.

Report: NFL fines Bucs $100,000 for coach Raheem Morris talking to players during lockout 09/24/11 [Last modified: Sunday, September 25, 2011 12:35pm]
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