NFL tells teams to stop abusing officials

Embed from Getty Images The NFL, in an attempt to protect its officials, sent a memo to all teams on Monday warning of "significant" punishment if players and coaches continue to physically and verbally abuse officials. According to ESPN's Kevin Seifert, Troy Vincent, NFL executive vice president of football operations, wrote, "In

Buccaneers’ Evans suspended one game, others could be fined after violent weekend

The NFL suspended the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Mike Evans for one game. Evans helped set off a melee in the Week 9 game against the New Orleans Saints. For some reason, Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston thought it would be a good idea to point out Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore by pushing

Garvin suspension considered for punter hit

Week 15: Bengals at Steelers (video) Update belowIt was a breakaway punt return, and Bengals punter Kevin Huber was positioning himself to stop or at least slow down Antonio Brown's track towards the end zone. Brown's teammate, Terence Garvin helped clear the obstruction by flattening Huber with a helmet-to-the-chin blast. The

Tomlin sanction likely to come Monday

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin is not the first coach who lost his place on the sideline and wandered into restricted sideline space. At least three other instances occurred this season: one that resulted in a sideline warning for the Raiders, one that resulted in a penalty for the Raiders in

Suspending referees uncommon in NFL

7 known suspensions of officials for on-field incidents The NFL rarely has suspended officials for their conduct on the field, although it is possible that some may have occurred without public knowledge. Also, there are two known cases of officials (not included here) who were originally assigned to the Super

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