Bill Belichick fined $50,000 for grabbing referee after game

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Wednesday September 26th, 2012

Bill Belichick will be fined $50,000 for making contact with a referee after the Pats' 31-30 loss to the Ravens, reported NFL.com's Ian Rapoport via Twitter:

https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/251008655242178560

Belichick grabbed an official's arm on his way off the field after the Ravens' winning field goal. The Pats coach said on Monday he was trying to find out if the kick was being reviewed.

"I've coached in this league a long time," Belichick said. "I've never been penalized, never had any incidents with officials or anything like that. I have never meant any disrespect or in any way tried to abuse or be disrespectful to the officials and the job that they do. I was trying to get an explanation for obviously an important call/play in that game."
the league had issued a warning about improper conduct between coaches and replacement officials
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