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OC Kyle Shanahan Fined $25,000 for Berating Official

Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan has been hit with a $25,000 fine for Sunday’s incident in which he berated a replacement official, according to observers, during and after a loss to the Bengals, a person familiar with the league’s decision said Tuesday.

Shanahan was upset, he said in a written statement Monday, that an official told Redskins Coach Mike Shanahan late in the game that a false start penalty would result in a 10-second runoff and end the game.

There was no 10-second runoff, but Kyle Shanahan’s reaction cost the Redskins a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.

The officials erroneously marked off 25 yards instead of 20 yards in penalties, and the Redskins threw an incompletion on the final play of their 38-31 defeat.

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