Belichick fined $50K for ref incident

September, 26, 2012
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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Patriots coach Bill Belichick has been fined $50,000 for "impermissible physical contact with an official" after Sunday's game, the NFL announced today.

The fine was assessed by NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations Ray Anderson.

Before the fine was announced, Belichick said, "Whatever the league decides to do, I'll respect."

In addition to announcing Belichick's fine, the NFL also announced that Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan was fined $25,000 for verbally abusing an official after Washington's loss to the Bengals on Sunday.

Mike Reiss

ESPN New England Patriots reporter

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