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NFL fines Kyle Shanahan $25K for berating official

The NFL waited a full week before announcing fines for Denver Broncos coaches John Fox and Jack Del Rio for their treatment of replacement officials last Monday night in Atlanta.

The league is acting quicker following incidents with officials in a wild Week 3.

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There's no word yet on potential discipline for New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, who attempted to grab an official moments after the Patriots' loss. Belichick claims he was merely attempting to get the official's attention after Ravens kicker Justin Tucker's booted the game-winning field goal.

It should be an extremely busy week for a league office that must sort through an avalanche of comments and tweets related to the Seattle Seahawks' controversial win over the Green Bay Packers on Monday night. Earlier Tuesday, the league suspended Denver Broncos linebacker Joe Mays for his hit on Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub.

UPDATE: The NFL confirmed Wednesday that Shanahan was fined $25,000 and Harbaugh wasn't punished. The league also announced that Belichick was fined $50,000 for his actions.

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