Patriots coach Bill Belichick fined $50,000 for grabbing NFL referee

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick complains to an official during a game against the Ravens at M&T...

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick complains to an official during a game against the Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Md., Sept. 23, 2012. (JONATHAN ERNST/Reuters)

JOHN KRYK, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:57 AM ET

The NFL fined Bill Belichick $50,000 on Wednesday for "impermissible physical contact with an official" after the New England Patriots head coach attempted to grab a replacement official running off the field following his team's 31-30 loss Sunday to the Baltimore Ravens.

The league also fined Washington Redskins offensive co-ordinator Kyle Shanahan $25,000 for running up the exit tunnel and verbally abusing a replacement official after a 38-31 loss Sunday to the Cincinnati Bengals.

The league found no cause to fine Ravens head coach John Harbaugh, who argued vehemently with officials during Sunday's game.

Steve Wyche of the NFL Network reported that the league will not fine any players. That includes several Green Bay Packers who tweeted their anger toward the NFL about Monday's controversial Packers-Seahawks game-ending play in Seattle.


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