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Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Raheem Morris fined $20,000 by NFL

TAMPA — Bucs coach Raheem Morris revealed Wednesday that he has been fined $20,000 by the NFL for his in-game conduct with officials during Sunday's loss at Miami.

Morris was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct during the second quarter. Back judge Greg Wilson assessed the penalty after a series of exchanges.

Morris showed restraint after the game, opting not to criticize officials in comments to the media. But he admitted to using foul language to officials in the heat of the moment.

Of the fine, Morris said: "I learned my lesson. It was my fault. I made a mistake. No doubt about it."

The dispute stemmed from a play in which a would-be reception by Michael Clayton was ruled an interception by Jason Taylor after a replay review. After Morris' penalty — which moved the ball half the distance to the goal line — the Dolphins took possession at the Tampa Bay 8 and scored a pivotal touchdown.

Last week, Atlanta coach Mike Smith was fined $15,000 for a sideline confrontation with former Falcon DeAngelo Hall, now with the Redskins.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Raheem Morris fined $20,000 by NFL 11/18/09 [Last modified: Thursday, November 19, 2009 8:37am]
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