On Sunday night, Bill Belichick grabbed a referee by the arm while on the field after the Ravens beat the Patriots on a last-second field goal. He's going to hear from the league. And he won't be alone -- it appears Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan's probably in line for a call from the NFL as well.
Near the end of the game, Shanahan received a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty (which was tacked onto a five-yard false start penalty) forcing the Redskins to throw a Hail Mary from 20 yards further back than they expected.
Dan Hellie of NBC Washington reports that "after the game Kyle Shanahan followed the refs as they were going into their locker room and had some choice words."
ESPN 980 radio in Washington had, via a source, a more specific quote attributed to the younger Shanahan.
"You have no f***ing balls, you r a f***ing p***y," Shanahan reportedly yelled at one of the refs.
Steinberg did a fantastic job of capturing a slew of images from the Comcast Sports Net broadcast, as they apparently always station a camera in the tunnel. This is the most telling to me:
Shanahan's already disgusted, walking away and being ignored by the ref.
But he's also already deep in the tunnel, spitting fire at the zebra and probably not doing himself any favors by being captured on television.
An NFL spokesman told CBSSports.com that the league will review the incident.