Posted September 26, 2012

Redskins OC Kyle Shanahan fined $25,000 for berating official

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Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan was fined $25,000 for berating an official. (Bob Levey/Getty Images)

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.”


9 comments
Rickapolis
Rickapolis

With this fine, and the 50  grand from Belichick, the NFL almost has all the money they need to pay the regular refs.

sovrano
sovrano

he should be fined for being a horrible coach and calling terrible plays.

BrianKlick1
BrianKlick1

Note that the article really doesn't give an accurate reason for why he was berating the officials - he was told by two officials on the sideline that the game was over due to the false start and 10 second runoff, which wasn't true.   He was arguing, rightfully, that there was no runoff due to it being a dead ball penalty.  The refs did get it right in the end, but he was mad that he was told the game was over when it was not. 

arckitel
arckitel

Anyone else think this "berating the referees" crap is getting out of hand.  Basically what the NFL is saying is that everyone is accountable for their actions and must explain themselves over everything.  But that the Referees dont have to.  Why?  Because they're supreme beings and are infallible?  Good grief.

NicholasMew
NicholasMew

Who is that kid, and what's he doing on the sidelines with a headset?  My God, he looks like he doesn't even need to shave yet.

ChrisWarner
ChrisWarner

 @arckitel That is the basic premiss of all sports.  The officials have the final word, period.  The only joke in all of this is where is the league with all the crap being said about Monday nights game.  They should be fining and/or suspending every person associated with a team who has made a disparaging comment about the officials.  That is the way it has always been and if the league doesn't do something about the comments then nobody will ever move on.  It is what it is.....it's just a game.

conderjs
conderjs

 @NicholasMew lol ya, but he's been around for awhile, he got Houston Texans Offensive rolling before his Dad got Redskins job and he took over. 

Enthalpy
Enthalpy

It's just a game to you (and me) but it's how some make their living and some of them have no other skills - so it's $900K per year (avg player not any stars) or $9 per hour if they don't produce or get hurt.  That's not a game!!