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Redskins have no response to report of Kyle Shanahan berating official


Daniel Snyder owns the Redskins.  Daniel Snyder owns Red Zebra Broadcasting.  Red Zebra Broadcasting owns ESPN 980.

ESPN 980 has an inflammatory and controversial report regarding the behavior of Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan at Sunday’s loss to the Bengals.

And the Redskins have no response to that report.

According to ESPN 980, Kyle Shanahan chased down an official and said, “You have no f–king balls, you are a f–king pussy.”

“We have no control over any media outlet in this area,” Redskins spokesman Tony Wyllie told PFT by phone.  “They report what they want to report.  Specifically, we’re not responding to that report.”

Anything other than a denial will raise eyebrows at the league office, given that the NFL has warned teams on multiple occasions that there should be no berating or bullying of the replacement officials.

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53 Responses to “Redskins have no response to report of Kyle Shanahan berating official”
  1. stampnhawk says: Sep 23, 2012 7:56 PM

    Was it the female side judge…if so he’s correct.

    Regardless, Sonny Jurgenson wants an explanation.

  2. jkimrey says: Sep 23, 2012 7:58 PM

    Glad to see they’re still keeping it classy in DC.

  3. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Sep 23, 2012 7:59 PM

    I have a BIG issue with the replacements, BUT as if coaches haven’t chased and berated officials forever??? It’s when they try and intimidate them at the time of a call that’s the issue. Not after the game. He was probably talking about that non-call on pass interference which sealed the game for the Bengals. TERRIBLE non-call

  4. macwomack says: Sep 23, 2012 8:01 PM

    Well … an equivalent fact would be if he said the grass is green… the sky blue.

    Seriously though after week 1 I thought the regular officials (I called them “former”) were in trouble.

    After two more games I am convinced the replacement officials cannot manage a game, cannot control players, and cannot make a strong on the spot decision without committee approval.

    Going after Kyle for stating a fact seems a little silly…

  5. kingcarlbanks says: Sep 23, 2012 8:02 PM

    Yeah we all know how tough Kyle Shanahan is. Daaad!!!

  6. durno99 says: Sep 23, 2012 8:07 PM

    Its football!!! Not tennis.

  7. mhohmann says: Sep 23, 2012 8:10 PM

    Who cares. If the NFL wants to fix this, get the real refs back and stop this BS.

  8. freethinker13 says: Sep 23, 2012 8:12 PM

    Hah…Kyle doesn’t care about Goddell’s warnings, he knows that the commish can only get it up for the Saints. The Redskins are not the Saints, they are NOT a small market. We’ll see if the commisioner has anything left in his tank after demolishing the Saints for this season. Btw-commish, the other 31 teams thank you for getting the Who Dats out of the way.

  9. petehemlock says: Sep 23, 2012 8:14 PM

    Every Redskins loss lets a little air out of the RG3 mega zeppelin that has been shrouding the entire league in its shadow. Man o man

  10. geniusesq says: Sep 23, 2012 8:16 PM

    He was talking to Jim Haslett.

  11. cometkazie says: Sep 23, 2012 8:18 PM

    I really have enjoyed the college games that don’t have the intermittent delays for zebra conferences.

    I guess the NFL likes them as the TV goons can run more commercials and that makes more $$$.

  12. gmen4trophies says: Sep 23, 2012 8:27 PM

    The refs are god awful, but if i were kyle i wouldn’t chase them off–they may be the only obstacles to defenses running RGIII into the ground if the offensive line keeps playing like today. It takes a team ladies.

  13. powerandair says: Sep 23, 2012 8:28 PM


  14. randolph32 says: Sep 23, 2012 8:28 PM

    College games will be interesting in about a month, when the best teams play the best teams, instead of the patsies that are on the early schedule.

  15. eigglesnosuperbowls says: Sep 23, 2012 8:29 PM

    I think coaches are starting to use this ref thing as an excuse for their lousy coaching ability ! Maybe replacement coaches would solve the replacement ref thing !

  16. 1standlong says: Sep 23, 2012 8:35 PM

    Not the best choice of words but they deserved it. The whole Bengals sideline came onto the field when the game wasn’t over and the Refs did nothing. The bengals should have gotten a 15-yard penalty, giving RGod a a closer chance at a TD.

  17. footballgod87 says: Sep 23, 2012 8:37 PM

    Don’t know he was mad, his team got the benefit of the whistle since there should of been a ten second runoff @ 1:07 that never happened.

  18. csilojohnson says: Sep 23, 2012 8:39 PM

    I thought the refs would get better as the season goes on. They seem to be getting worse.

  19. eagleswin says: Sep 23, 2012 8:41 PM

    I thought the refs did a good job today. I was watching parts of many games via the Sunday Ticket.

  20. giantschamps says: Sep 23, 2012 8:43 PM

    If this is true, he needs to be suspended.

  21. jakeblues68 says: Sep 23, 2012 8:44 PM

    If he said that to an official, and the official did nothing about it, then Shanahan was right.

  22. cometkazie says: Sep 23, 2012 8:44 PM

    eigglesnosuperbowls says:
    Sep 23, 2012 8:29 PM
    I think coaches are starting to use this ref thing as an excuse for their lousy coaching ability ! Maybe replacement coaches would solve the replacement ref thing !
    Isn’t working for the Saints.

  23. berniemadoffsides says: Sep 23, 2012 8:44 PM

    The same things coaches have said for years…? lol

  24. kingpel says: Sep 23, 2012 8:47 PM

    RGIII thinks Kyle Shanahan was doing some “unprofessional” things out there.

  25. wwrg3d says: Sep 23, 2012 8:48 PM

    no 10 second run off if the previous play ended out of bounds or on an incomplete pass. know the rules before you comment.

  26. footballgod87 says: Sep 23, 2012 9:06 PM

    At 1:07 the clock was running after Hankerson got injured inbounds and the redskins had no timeouts. In that case there should be a 10 second runoff. Even the ref said to run off 10 seconds and they never did. Learn the rules yourself.

  27. rg3enoughsaid says: Sep 23, 2012 9:13 PM

    He only had time to scream that in between calling option plays that weren’t going anywhere, and getting our QB hit

  28. n0hopeleft says: Sep 23, 2012 9:18 PM

    Its week 3 And skins fans are already making excuses.

    Where is your savior RGIII

  29. bcjim says: Sep 23, 2012 9:19 PM

    A football coach using foul language?!?

  30. edavidberg says: Sep 23, 2012 9:31 PM

    Rather than send a memo asking coaches to be nice, why not send a memo saying that abusive behavior will be flagged and that there will be a zero tolerance for profanity directed at officials.

  31. peytonsneck18 says: Sep 23, 2012 9:36 PM

    Refs are tuuuurble!!!!

  32. skinsfan12 says: Sep 23, 2012 9:37 PM

    This is true! I was at the game inspection 106 (officials and Skins come right past to get to locker rooms). Shabby Jr never went to the middle to shake hands. I watched him from the time he got the 15 yard penalty until he chased the ref down to the tunnel. He was yelling, ranting and raving like a 5 year old in Walmart whose parents wouldn’t give him a candy bar! What a joke this guy is! Totally unprofessional (in spite of the horrible calls)!

  33. commonsensedude says: Sep 23, 2012 9:54 PM

    I would have liked it much better had Kyle gotten on the phone and said that to Roger Goodell.

  34. defscottyb says: Sep 23, 2012 10:19 PM

    The whole Bengals team was on the field and should of been penalized. So, Shanahan was right to be upset.

  35. Duckhomie says: Sep 23, 2012 10:27 PM

    I have DTV NFL package, the mistakes made and time tacked on EVERY game I watched blew me away. The Raiders almost had a guy killed on a no call. I’m telling you, the fans and players mean nothing in this.

  36. driveroftheshortbus says: Sep 23, 2012 10:39 PM

    Retired refs and coaches agree, there is one word that is going to draw a penalty… “You”.

    They can bemoan the call, say it stinks, was bad, was wrong, curse at it, but saying “You” is off limits.

  37. johnnyb1976 says: Sep 23, 2012 10:39 PM

    Quit crying about the refs. Nobody could stop AJ. pack of DC crybabies

  38. frustratednflfan says: Sep 23, 2012 10:43 PM

    This whole season needs a big asterisk.

  39. duncanthecat says: Sep 23, 2012 10:44 PM

    Are we sure he wasn’t directing his comments to the DB’s.

  40. defscottyb says: Sep 23, 2012 10:46 PM

    Skins lead the NFL in points (99) and in the top 3 or 4 in points given up (101). Can’t keep having these shootouts. Defense was awful today.

  41. Duckhomie says: Sep 23, 2012 11:02 PM

    Skins gave it away….cant blame the zebras.

  42. melikefootball says: Sep 23, 2012 11:13 PM

    Again coaches push officials with no repercussion from the league. How many coaches in last two weeks have been out of line, no call against them.

  43. defscottyb says: Sep 23, 2012 11:18 PM

    At least the Skins are putting up points this year and are exciting to watch on offense now. Keeping the faith, season still young.

  44. warewolf94 says: Sep 23, 2012 11:29 PM

    come on Kyle you’re better than that

  45. electstat says: Sep 23, 2012 11:31 PM

    As a redzone viewer, I’m hearing million dollar announcers making many more mistakes than $5000 refs.

  46. diablito0402 says: Sep 24, 2012 12:11 AM

    1st game watching rg3, boring offense, i thought i was watchin a college football game, option, triple option, qb draw, 3 yard pass, qb run, another 3 yard pass, overrated and boring football.!!!

  47. thraiderskin says: Sep 24, 2012 1:27 AM

    Depending how bad his comments got, assuming there were more than just those stated, he deserves to get fined and maybe suspended. It was a poorly called game, but things were missed on both sides. The truly crucial penalties in that game were legit. Quite honestly, if Kyle wants to lose his mind at someone, look at the defense. RGIII and the offense are putting up plenty of points, why can’t the D find a way to stiffen up in the second half (Is #26 really that bad in pass coverage?).

  48. borisbulldog says: Sep 24, 2012 1:37 AM

    Looks like the Skins are back to playing Skins football!

  49. walter0247 says: Sep 24, 2012 4:04 AM

    What are you gonna crown Green now that he did that to the skins defense? Our defense is god awful this year (perhaps even worse than the year we started the 3-4… oh jeez D:), he isn’t as good as you think. We haven’t scored less than 28 points and we’re 1-2, just goes to show.

    Imagine if we actually did have a half decent defense though… actually they should just rename the Redskins. Make their name RG3, because he’s the only one doing anything.

  50. undraftedstar says: Sep 24, 2012 5:57 AM

    Nobody was crying about the refs . The Real refs didn’t get all the calls right , but at least they knew the rule book.For 3 weeks of football never seen so much pass interference calls,free timeouts etc… Belichick Man handled a ref after a game, by week 6 I could see a coach punching a replacement ref.

  51. thesmartestmanever says: Sep 24, 2012 10:36 AM

    i would like to point out a couple of small things then i will let the rest of you continue with whatever the heck it is you’re doing…
    first: the ten second run off only applies inside one minute of regulation play not two minutes, therefore there was no need to run off ten seconds with 1:07 left.

    second: you can’t blame RGIII or the offense. they are averageing 30 points per game, and that’s damn good. good enough to win in this league. the blame has to go towards the defense. yes they kept us in this game until the offense woke up and played but they can’t make crucial stops when needed. why did we give Tanard so much practice time with the starting unit during training camp if we knew he would be suspended this year?

  52. n0hopeleft says: Sep 24, 2012 10:52 AM

    Someone please call the police and put a search out for VOICEOFREASONSAYS.

    I’m very concerned.

    He’s gone missing since the Skins decided to act like themselves, which is a last place team.

    Please come back to us with your profound predictions!!!

  53. ilivincin says: Sep 25, 2012 12:27 PM

    The entire Bengals team was on the field at the end, bc the effen game should have been over. If they won’t bring back the real refs, at least pull in some retirees to oversee the game.

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