September 24, 2012

The NFL might fine but probably not suspend New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick for grabbing an official after Sunday night's loss to the Baltimore Ravens, according to the NFL Network.

The network was told by a source Monday that Belichick possibly faces a fine for illegal touching.

Belichick chased down an official after being denied a chance to challenge a missed field goal as the Patriots fell 31-30 to the Ravens. The play was not eligible for a challenge since the ball was kicked over the uprights.

Though the contact between Belichick and the official appeared to be minor, the league had warned coaches last week not to intimidate the replacement officials.

-- The Sports Xchange

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