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John Fox Likely To Be Fined For Bullying Replacement Refs

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02:58 PM ET 09.19 | The NFL sent out a memo to all coaches last week warning them about bullying the replacement officials. In fact, head coach of the San Francisco 49ers Jim Harbaugh was fined by the league for comments he made about the officials during the preseason. With that, expect John Fox to be fined by the league sometime this week. Fox held his tongue after the Monday Night game against the Atalanta Falcons, but he spent more time out on the field than Knowshon Moreno who fumbled late in the first quarter and carried the ball just three times. Fox was livid as he tried to explain the rules to the officiating crew which was mostly comprised of D-II and D-III referees.

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John Fox, AP Photo/ Eric Bakke John Fox, AP Photo/ Eric Bakke
September 19, 2012  03:08 PM ET

I understand his frustration, but he should act like a professional and complain to the League!

September 19, 2012  03:16 PM ET

A lot of people think the coaches and players are taking advantage of/intimidating the replacement refs. Fox should probably be more worried about Manning's ability to throw the ball more than 20 yards down field with zip than he should the officials.

September 19, 2012  04:08 PM ET

Manning will be just fine and his bad passes are still better than most of Tebow's good ones.

 
September 20, 2012  08:06 AM ET

The NFL should take all the money they're gonna make off the players and coaches who are talking smack to and about the replacements, and use it to PAY THE DAMN REFS.

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