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Kyle Shanahan fined $25,000 for chasing, yelling at replacement refs

Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan was fined for chasing down a replacement official and yelling at him following Washington's Week 3 loss.

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Kyle Shanahan fined for berating replacement refs

Washington Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan was fined $25,000 for abrasively confronting the officials last Sunday during a loss to the Bengals, according to Adam Schefter. Shanahan verbally accosted a referee towards the end of the game, drawing a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty. He also continued to follow the referees into the tunnel after the conclusion of the game. It was expected that Shanahan would be fined by the league, particularly after Broncos coaches John Fox ($30,000) and Jack Del Rio ($25,000) were handed comparable fines earlier in the week.

The league had sent out a memo to coaches prior to Week 3, requesting that they improve their sideline decorum and not be so aggressively confrontational with the replacement referees. Shanahan was told Monday that he would have his actions reviewed, and he issued an apology stating, "I conducted myself in the wrong way."

Shanahan, the son of head coach Mike Shanahan, is the first coach to get dinged for his actions in Week 3. But he likely won't be the last, as Schefter also reported that it's expected Patriots head coach Bill Belichick will be fined for grabbing an official at the end of Sunday night's loss in Baltimore.


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Kyle Shanahan On Ref Incident: 'I Was Frustrated'

Washington Redskins' offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan has issued a a statement after he erupted in an argument with replacement officials after Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

In a statement issued through the team, Shanahan said:

"I was frustrated, and in the process of trying to get some answers from the officials, I conducted myself in the wrong way. I ask our plays to hold themselves to a high standard and be accountable and I know that I'm accountable for my actions as well.

Shanahan, the son of head coach Mike Shanahan, was given an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty in the closing moments of the Redskins' 38-31 loss to the Bengals and was in a heated argument with the officials. Shanahan was seen after the game running to catch up with one of the officials as he continued to yell and argue.

The NFL will be reviewing Shanahan's conduct to determine if he will be fined or suspended for his conduct.

For more on the Redskins, head over to Hogs Haven and SB Nation DC.


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