Bill Belichick fined $50,000 for ref grab
Bill Belichick, head coach for the New England Patriots, was fined $50,000 by the NFL for grabbing an official's arm. In addition to Bill Belichick, three other NFL coaches have been fined for their conduct towards replacement officials.
The fines announced Wednesday come as the league and its referees' union are meeting amid reports they are close to ending the lockout of the regular officials.
Belichick grabbed an official's arm at the end of Sunday night's game after the Ravens kicked a winning field goal. Shanahan was cited by the league for "abuse of officials" in Washington's loss to Cincinnati.
"Whatever the league decides to do, I'll respect and just try and do my job," Belichick said before his fine was announced.