Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris has been fined $20,000 for yelling at the officials after a controversial call during Sunday’s loss to the Miami Dolphins.
After Dolphins defensive end Jason Taylor was awarded an interception on a play that Morris thought should have been a catch by Buccaneers wide receiver Michael Clayton, Morris went off on the officials with what Roy Cummings of The Tampa Tribune referred to as an “expletive-filled tirade.”
Today Morris said he was fined $20,000 by the league for that tirade.
“You know I got fined,” Morris said. “I got fined and I’m more than happy to give my money to a charity of their choosing. That’s just who I am. I’m fortunate enough to be in a society where I can be fined that much money and give it to a charity and move on and not hold a grudge. I learned my lesson. It was my fault. I made a mistake.”
Morris was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct, helping to set up a Dolphins touchdown two plays later.