"The NFL fined New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick $50,000 and Washington Redskins assistant Kyle Shanahan $25,000 on Wednesday for their conduct toward replacement officials.
...''It was inappropriate for me to contact the official. I take responsibility for what happened,'' Belichick said in statement released by the team. '' I accept the discipline and I apologize for the incident Sunday night in Baltimore.''
...''Any time you do what he did you're going to get fined, and that's the nature of the game,'' Mike Shanahan said. ''If you don't abide by the rules, you're going to pay a penalty and usually after a guy pays 25 grand, they usually learn very quickly.''"