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Gibbs fined $10K for comments about officials

ASHBURN, Va. (Oct. 17, 2005) -- Washington Redskins coach Joe Gibbs was fined $10,000 for comments he made about the officiating in the team's loss at Denver on Oct. 9.

"My emotions got the best of me and I made some comments after the game," Gibbs said. "When you violate league policy, you pay a price. It's my responsibility."

Gibbs had several complaints about the 21-19 defeat to the Broncos. He didn't like an offensive pass interference call on David Patten that negated a touchdown, a holding call that wiped out a big run by Clinton Portis, and the application of the "tuck rule" which overturned a Redskins safety.

"I don't think it was a well-officiated game ... There's some mystery stuff going on," Gibbs said the next day.

The Associated Press News Service

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