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Tony Corrente fined one game check for swearing into open mic


The Associated Press reports that referee Tony Corrente has been fined one game check for his actions in Week 9 during the Indianapolis Colts and Miami Dolphins game in which he used R-rated language directed at his crew-mates while his microphone was on.  His foul language was broadcast over the Lucas Oil Stadium public address…

The NFL needs to impose severe penalties for fouls against officials


Fines are not deterring players There was a frightening scene in Pittsburgh this week as the Washington Redskins’ DeAngelo Hall was ejected for verbally abusing Dana McKenzie and acting in an aggressive manner toward the head linesman (video).  Hall was guilty of violating Rule 12-3-1 of the NFL rules. Under no condition is an official…

Suh a turkey after stuffing foot at OL; McAuley DQs 2 on Thanksgiving


By now, you have heard that Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh was ejected Thursday for stepping on Packers offensive lineman Evan Dietrich-Smith (video). Of course, Suh says he shouldn’t have been tossed, because his foot was tangled with Dietrich-Smith (although the video shows otherwise). As Fox Sports analyst Troy Aikman aptly put it, “That’s an…