Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Raheem Morris fined $20,000 by NFL

November 19th, 2009 by

TAMPA (tampabay) — Bucs coach Raheem Morris revealed Wednesday that he has been fined $20,000 by the NFL for his in-game conduct with officials during Sunday’s loss at Miami.

Morris was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct during the second quarter. Back judge Greg Wilson assessed the penalty after a series of exchanges.

Morris showed restraint after the game, opting not to criticize officials in comments to the media. But he admitted to using foul language to officials in the heat of the moment.

Of the fine, Morris said: “I learned my lesson. It was my fault. I made a mistake. No doubt about it.”

The dispute stemmed from a play in which a would-be reception by Michael Clayton was ruled an interception by Jason Taylor after a replay review. After Morris’ penalty — which moved the ball half the distance to the goal line — the Dolphins took possession at the Tampa Bay 8 and scored a pivotal touchdown.

Last week, Atlanta coach Mike Smith was fined $15,000 for a sideline confrontation with former Falcon DeAngelo Hall, now with the Redskins.

5 Responses

  1. johnny d

    Its official, he really sucks as a head coach.Who does he think he is, the OBAMA of NFL? If I was the owner of the bucs I’d tell him to “Take a walk SUCKA,you’re fired!” and would someone get me John Grudens new cell number we’re really up CRAP CREEK!!!!

  2. bignick

    Holy hyperbole Batman. It’s nice to see fair-weather fans are still in vogue here in Tampa. Bet you were saying the same thing when Gruden’s team dropped four straight to miss the playoffs last year. Or the years where his Bucs couldn’t win to save their asses. It is only the first year. Give him at least one more before trying to throw his ass out.

  3. Johnny D

    Please allow me to retort,bignick.Im not a Tampa fan im a Dolphin fan for the past 30 yrs. and i do support my florida teams, except the Jags,they suck and always have!all i’m sayning is TAKE OUT THE TRASH, R morris sucks!, besides what are you the OBAMA of “lets give the black man another year to really screw up a good team”

  4. jerry

    you suck the balls of failure raheem moron

  5. shanna

    raheem sucks big hairy monkey balls! he is the worst thing to happen to tampa! i wouldn’t let him coach my 5 year old’s football team!

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