On Wednesday, the NFL is expected to announce fines against multiple coaches for antics occurring during Week Three. Chick Hernandez of CSNWashington.com reports that Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan has been fined $25,000 for his verbal abuse of officials.
Kyle Shanahan chased officials into the tunnel, and according to ESPN 980 (which is owned by Redskins owner Daniel Snyder) used profanity toward them. Kyle Shanahan apologized for his behavior on Monday.
After Week Two, the NFL reiterated a warning to all teams that the replacement officials should not be bullied or berated. For their antics in Week Two, Broncos coach John Fox was fined $30,000, and Broncos defensive coordinator Jack Del Rio was fined $25,000.
With no sign of the lockout ending and the replacements giving coaches plenty of cause to bully and/or berate, the only good news in this mess is that the league’s charities will be well funded by the end of the lockout.