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Belichick Fined $50K For Bumping Ref

Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots yells at an official following an offensive interference penalty against the Patriots. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots yells at an official following an offensive interference penalty against the Patriots. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL fined Patriots coach Bill Belichick $50,000 and Redskins assistant Kyle Shanahan $25,000 for their conduct toward replacement officials.

The fines announced Wednesday come as the league and its referees’ union are meeting amid reports they are close to ending the lockout of the regular officials.

Belichick grabbed an official’s arm at the end of Sunday night’s game after the Ravens kicked a winning field goal. Shanahan was cited by the league for “abuse of officials” in Washington’s loss to Cincinnati.

“Whatever the league decides to do, I’ll respect and just try and do my job,” Belichick said before his fine was announced.

On Monday, the league fined Broncos coach John Fox $30,000 and defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio $25,000 for berating officials during a loss to Atlanta on Sept. 17.

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