Redskins OC Kyle Shanahan fined $25,000 for berating official
The NFL fined Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan $25,000 on Tuesday for berating an official at the end of the Redskins 38-31 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, reports NFL.com.
It has been a busy week for the league office as they have already fined Denver Broncos head coach John Fox $30,000 and defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio $25,000 for their dealings with the replacement officials.
Shanahan received an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty during the final seconds of the fourth quarter after arguing with an official about a false start penalty that was called on Redskins tight end Fred Davis. After the game, Shanahan followed the referees in the tunnel leading to the Redskins’ locker room and started cursing at the officials.
“I was frustrated, and in the process of trying to get some answers from the officials,” Shanahan said in the statement. “I conducted myself in the wrong way. I ask our players to hold themselves to a high standard and be accountable and I know that I’m accountable for my actions as well. I know that I need to handle those situations better in the future. My emotions got the best of me and I know its my responsibility. This will never happen again.”