Belichick will be fined, but not suspended, for contacting referee

Belichick will be fined, but not suspended, for contacting referee
September 26, 2012, 1:18 pm
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How much does it cost to grab an NFL replacement ref's arm at the end of a long, maddening night that ends with a controversial call?

Less than we thought.

Monday speculation was that Patriots head coach Bill Belichick might be suspended for grabbing an official at the end of the Patriots 31-30 loss to the Ravens.

We've confirmed that Belichick will just be fined.

We've also heard from multiple sources that the fine is expected to be 50,000. We were unable to get league confirmation on that.

Three incidents between coaches and officials were on the NFL's radar since Sunday.
Chick Hernandez of CSN Washington first reported that Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan would be fined 25,000 for chasing an official into the tunnel after a blunder in the Redskins-Bengals game.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh, who was verbally rough to officials from the sidelines Sunday night (not without cause), will not be fined.