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Four Ravens fined for improper conduct relating to officials
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Posted on 12/07/2007 12:31:46 PM PST by mainepatsfan

Four Ravens fined for improper conduct relating to officials

National Football League

Four Baltimore Ravens players have been fined for violating league rules prohibiting the abuse of game officials, the NFL announced Friday.

Bart Scott was fined $25,000 for verbally abusing game officials and throwing an official’s flag into the stands during last Monday night’s Baltimore-New England game

Samari Rolle, Chris McAlister, and Derrick Mason were fined $15,000 each for publicly questioning the integrity of the officiating in last Monday night’s game.

“This is about the importance of sportsmanship and respecting the integrity of our game,” said NFL Executive Vice President of Football Operations Ray Anderson. “We do not tolerate inappropriate conduct between teams and game officials. This includes reminding game officials that they are to conduct themselves at all times as professionals in their dealings with players, coaches, and other club personnel.”

Anderson went to Baltimore this week to speak directly with Scott and Rolle before issuing the fines Friday.

“Last Monday night’s game was well officiated,” Anderson said, “and it is the obligation of both players and coaches to maintain proper respect for game officials at all times.”

In addition to prohibiting physical contact with game officials, league rules also bar team personnel from verbal or other non-physical abuse of officials and from public criticism of their integrity.


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1 posted on 12/07/2007 12:31:48 PM PST by mainepatsfan
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2 posted on 12/07/2007 12:32:44 PM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: mainepatsfan

Awesome! Ravens are such losers. Totally out of control.


3 posted on 12/07/2007 12:33:37 PM PST by big'ol_freeper ("Those who hammer their guns into plows will plow for those who do not." ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: mainepatsfan

No surprise here, I told my wife while I was watching that there would be a bunch of fines by Friday against various Raven players.

I’m surprised TJ housyourmomma of my Bengals didn’t get fined for his antics last Sunday as well.


4 posted on 12/07/2007 12:35:42 PM PST by Badeye (Free Willie!)
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To: mainepatsfan

Quoth their spokesman...”Nevermore!”


5 posted on 12/07/2007 12:35:58 PM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Moveon is not us...... Moveon is the enemy)
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To: mainepatsfan
Bart Scott was fined $25,000 for verbally abusing game officials and throwing an official’s flag into the stands during last Monday night’s Baltimore-New England game

Still, that was the funniest thing I've seen all season.

6 posted on 12/07/2007 12:36:02 PM PST by GOP_Raider ("Thanks, Mike." -Lane Kiffin)
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To: big'ol_freeper

Part of the reason why they’re 4-8.


7 posted on 12/07/2007 12:36:18 PM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: Badeye

There’s still time for him to get fined as well.


8 posted on 12/07/2007 12:37:22 PM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: GOP_Raider
Unfortunately for the fan who caught the flag it’s going to be tough for them to authenticate it. If they could it’d go for a pretty penny on Ebay.
9 posted on 12/07/2007 12:38:51 PM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: mainepatsfan

While thats true in theory, MPF, nobody bothers to watch the Bengals now, not even the commissioners office I suspect.

Why bother?


10 posted on 12/07/2007 12:40:44 PM PST by Badeye (Free Willie!)
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To: mainepatsfan

The Ravens are a notorious bunch of urban thugs who would rather play their gangsta games than football. Hence their lousy record and reputation. They are an embarassment to Baltimore.


11 posted on 12/07/2007 12:42:44 PM PST by lapster
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To: Badeye

Perhaps T.J. gets a break because he plays for the Bengals. The league may figure that fact alone is punishment enough.


12 posted on 12/07/2007 12:43:15 PM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: mainepatsfan

(chuckle)

Yep.

Now, whats the league going to do for those of us forced to endure another Bengals season of ineptness?


13 posted on 12/07/2007 12:53:18 PM PST by Badeye (Free Willie!)
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To: Badeye

Mandate that Bengal ticket prices decrease by 5% every year until they make the post season?


14 posted on 12/07/2007 12:55:36 PM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: mainepatsfan

Leave them alone, they’re only boys.


15 posted on 12/07/2007 12:57:54 PM PST by NonValueAdded (Fred Dalton Thompson for President)
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To: NonValueAdded
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"Leave the Raves alone!!!!"

16 posted on 12/07/2007 1:02:46 PM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: mainepatsfan
"Last Monday night’s game was well officiated"

I must have been watching a DIFFERENT Monday Night Football game, then....

The officials did everything they could to assure New England would get their "un-defeated" season.....

17 posted on 12/07/2007 1:22:31 PM PST by traditional1 (Thompson/Hunter '08)
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To: traditional1

Tell us in clear detail with specific instances how your statement is true.


18 posted on 12/07/2007 1:26:32 PM PST by misterrob (Twelve down, Seven more til the Pats win the SB again.)
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To: misterrob
It appeared the same officials that were in the W.Va. vs. Pitt game were at the Ravens/Patriots game.

If you watched the game at all, you would not have missed the flagrant disregard of the play.

19 posted on 12/07/2007 1:29:52 PM PST by traditional1 (Thompson/Hunter '08)
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To: misterrob

Actually, I thought the officiating was adequate, and the Ravens caused their own downfall with their typically undisciplined gangsta thug play. I will, however, say that the 15-yard penalty called at the end of the game on the Ravens because some fans threw beer was excessive.


20 posted on 12/07/2007 1:37:25 PM PST by lapster
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To: traditional1
I did watch the game and I would like for you to tell me which plays that were flagged would have you conclude that the refs were in the tank for the Pats.

Was it the holding call on the Ravens on 4th down late in the game where the DB held Ben Watson coming off the line?

Was it the DB tackling Moss in the end zone that drew a flag?

Was it the repeated offsides for the Ravens?

Was it the flag for unsportsmanlike conduct or the flag for throwing the flag?

Maybe it was the lack of conclusive evidence to overturn the TD?

I saw the Ravens O-line holding plenty of times (you are not allowed to hold jerseys as a blocker) against the Pats D-line and LBs and also plenty of illegal contact by the Ravens’ DBs and LBs on Pats’ WRs that didn’t get called.

21 posted on 12/07/2007 1:39:58 PM PST by misterrob (Twelve down, Seven more til the Pats win the SB again.)
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To: misterrob
Yawn...

Stuffed twice on fourth down, phoney timing of timeout call when play was complete, second stuff on fourth down and supposed illegal motion on NEW ENGLAND allowed them a THIRD try that they finally converted, let alone the clear juggled touchdown catch improperly called and sustained, which led to the "flag into the seats" statement.

Pat's fans will still be whining when their "so-called unbeatable" team gets their asses handed to them Sunday, when a team with solid defense (as opposed to the Eagles and Ravens sub-500 teams that they struggled past with assistance in striped shirts).

Shula's Dolphin record is safe again this year.

22 posted on 12/07/2007 1:45:18 PM PST by traditional1 (Thompson/Hunter '08)
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To: traditional1

I wish I shared your confidence :)


23 posted on 12/07/2007 1:49:21 PM PST by Steelerfan
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To: misterrob

Face it folks...

The “game” has been reduced to a profane, theatrical and criminally obscene redistribution of wealth to semi-literate thugs..

It’s now THUGBALL.....

It is no longer the sport formerly called Football.

Once, a father could afford to take his young children to a game - without fear of fan obscenity, violent behavior or displays of poor sportsmanship....

For the most part, those days are gone..


24 posted on 12/07/2007 1:50:33 PM PST by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: traditional1
phoney timing of timeout call when play was complete,

Perhaps if you watched it a bit more closely you'd see the Ravens sideline frantically trying to call timeout several seconds before the play, and the official on their sideline running in signalling just before the play. The timeout was clearly signalled before the play - though it did appear that many of the players didn't hear it until the refs on the near side of the field began blowing their whistles too.

As for the "after the play was completed"...the play never was completed. If you'll note, Brady was never tackled, and Brady was pushed back only after everyone relaxed.

There's a shot from above which isn't clear, but the shot across the line of scrimmage shows the Ravens sideline clearly trying to call timeout for a while - well in advance of the snap.

25 posted on 12/07/2007 2:17:25 PM PST by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: traditional1
second stuff on fourth down and supposed illegal motion on NEW ENGLAND allowed them a THIRD try

It was clear illegal motion by the lineman, at which point the play was dead. The ball was snapped after the play was done for. That's not bad officiating...that's the rule.

Also, watch what happened in the gap the lineman left by leaving too soon: That's where the penetration came through.

26 posted on 12/07/2007 2:21:46 PM PST by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: traditional1

Get your facts straight...

Ryan called time out before the snap and Billick owned it. What’s phoney about that? They gave the sidelines the power to call time out. Maybe all the times that coaches ice kickers before the snap are phoney too.

Replay showed the guard getting a big jump on the nose tackle before the ball was snapped.

You say clearly juggled but many people on the FR thread thought otherwise. Not 100% proof which is what was needed to overturn it as per NFL standard. At best the ball gets placed on the goal line with 44 seconds left. Blame the Ravens for their thug behavior instead of the refs. That game was winnable and they didn’t.

Jets beat the Steelers only a few weeks ago......


27 posted on 12/07/2007 2:22:23 PM PST by misterrob (Twelve down, Seven more til the Pats win the SB again.)
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To: Steelerfan
I wish I shared your confidence :)

Unless Bellichick corrects a LOT of stuff in a short week, the Pats are probably going to lose. If he does, and the Pats are up for a strong opponent, it could be a blowout...but there's a lot to fix.

28 posted on 12/07/2007 2:24:22 PM PST by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: traditional1

There is no way the last TD was a catch in bounds.


29 posted on 12/07/2007 2:28:53 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: lepton

Pats have a big issue that no one is talking about and that is the subpar performance of Richard Seymour. If he is gettting blocked, turned and pushed then that is a much different defensive unit.


30 posted on 12/07/2007 2:30:58 PM PST by misterrob (Twelve down, Seven more til the Pats win the SB again.)
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To: misterrob
Pats have a big issue that no one is talking about and that is the subpar performance of Richard Seymour. If he is gettting blocked, turned and pushed then that is a much different defensive unit.

So the question is: Is he still hurt; is he not in full shape; or is it technique/skill?

31 posted on 12/07/2007 2:33:38 PM PST by lepton ("It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into"--Jonathan Swift)
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To: SeaHawkFan

He never had possession, and clearly showed juggling in the replay, but when the outcome is “necessary”, the play “stands as called” using the “no indisputable evidence to reverse” excuse.


32 posted on 12/07/2007 2:41:43 PM PST by traditional1 (Thompson/Hunter '08)
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To: mainepatsfan

Good.


33 posted on 12/07/2007 2:43:42 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: lepton

This is his 7th year in the league and he’s had problems with his knee. It would not surprise me that after this year he’s gone and Jarvis Green takes over his spot. Seymour held out for more money at the start of 2006 and after jacking the Pats into giveing him more money he really hasn’t played to the potential that a dominating interior lineman is supposed to.


34 posted on 12/07/2007 2:43:42 PM PST by misterrob (Twelve down, Seven more til the Pats win the SB again.)
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To: traditional1

You don’t have to convince me.


35 posted on 12/07/2007 2:44:20 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: traditional1

You are FOS with your conspiracy theories...


36 posted on 12/07/2007 2:44:40 PM PST by misterrob (Twelve down, Seven more til the Pats win the SB again.)
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To: mainepatsfan

LOL!


37 posted on 12/07/2007 2:45:28 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: misterrob

Thanks....that entitles me to join the Patriots’ fan base, and fit right in.


38 posted on 12/07/2007 2:45:59 PM PST by traditional1 (Thompson/Hunter '08)
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To: lepton
Unless Bellichick corrects a LOT of stuff in a short week, the Pats are probably going to lose. If he does, and the Pats are up for a strong opponent, it could be a blowout...but there's a lot to fix.

**************

Agreed. I think the Pats are tired, for one.

39 posted on 12/07/2007 2:51:15 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: lepton

Nope, my Steelers are hosed. The offensive line has been crap all season and simply won’t be able to handle the Pats front 7, the secondary has been so-so for years and will get torched by the Moss-Stalworth-Welker combo, and to make it all worse the team has been playing like crap on the road all year (except the Browns game). The Pats are going to walk all over the Steelers like cleat cleaners. I’ll happily be proven wrong but given the performances I’ve seen this year I just don’t see it happening.


40 posted on 12/07/2007 2:57:10 PM PST by discostu (a mountain is something you don't want to %^&* with)
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To: traditional1

Of course the outcome wasn’t “necessary” thanks to the idiot Ravens taking idiot penalties (and deserved too). Had the call been reversed the Pats would have had the ball at the 2 with 44 seconds and a TO, the Ravens weren’t going to stop them.

Face reality, the Ravens screwed the pooch, they couldn’t finish the deal then they had a major meltdown on the Pats final possession and gave the game away. If you insist there’s a conspiracy check out Billick’s account because the problems came from that sideline not the zebras.


41 posted on 12/07/2007 3:00:03 PM PST by discostu (a mountain is something you don't want to %^&* with)
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To: discostu

A simple first down or two in the 4th quarter on the part of the Ravens denies Brady the ball. If Boller doesn’t chuck the ball downfield on 3rd & long the game is over.


42 posted on 12/07/2007 3:11:47 PM PST by misterrob (Twelve down, Seven more til the Pats win the SB again.)
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To: discostu; trisham
Of course the outcome wasn’t “necessary” thanks to the idiot Ravens taking idiot penalties (and deserved too). Had the call been reversed the Pats would have had the ball at the 2 with 44 seconds and a TO, the Ravens weren’t going to stop them.

Face reality, the Ravens screwed the pooch, they couldn’t finish the deal then they had a major meltdown on the Pats final possession and gave the game away. If you insist there’s a conspiracy check out Billick’s account because the problems came from that sideline not the zebras.

Face reality, the officials betting on the game who said "Tom Terrific the Wonderboy and the Team of Angels" would cover the spread lost their shirts. Some obnoxious bunch of punks largely from the "U" played smashmouth football and showed Wonder Coach that with a bit more talent, they could have had the greatest upset in NFL history when they were double digit underdogs. BTW, that guy with the ulcer in your office, bet he was out Tuesday because the Ravens cost him 2 "large" on the over/under in Vegas. Too bad. As for Stillers, they've got no chance. That was the closest the Pats come to losing all year.

The Swami

PS. The game got the highest cable ratings in cable history. Think all those fans watching were pulling for the Pats? Think again...

43 posted on 12/07/2007 4:24:34 PM PST by Frank Sheed (Fr. V. R. Capodanno, Lt, USN, Catholic Chaplain. 3rd/5th, 1st Marine Div., FMF. MOH, posthumously.)
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To: Frank Sheed

You’re not kidding. I HATE THE PATS!!!

Go Steelers!!!


44 posted on 12/07/2007 4:52:45 PM PST by diamond6 (Everyone who is for abortion has been born. Ronald Reagan)
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To: traditional1
, phoney timing of timeout call when play was complete, second stuff on fourth down and supposed illegal motion on NEW ENGLAND

I'm glad you are not a referee because you are blind.

45 posted on 12/07/2007 5:26:40 PM PST by A message (Hunter '08)
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To: traditional1
The Pittsburgh Steelers may be 9-3 but they've had a very easy schedule and have played mostly awful teams all year. On the road they are 2-3 including losses to the pathetic New York Jets and the mediocre Denver Broncos and Arizona Cardinals. They just barely beat the winless Miami Dolphins at home and only managed a field goal against them.

On the other hand, the New England Patriots have beaten a lot of solid teams including blowing out the 11-1 Dallas Cowboys and beating the 10-2 Indianapolis Colts.

The Pats should easily handle Pittsburgh on Sunday.

46 posted on 12/07/2007 5:59:38 PM PST by SamAdams76 (I am 8 days away from outliving Walter Payton)
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To: diamond6

You are upholding the honor of the AFC Central. I find myself in the odd position of pulling for you this weekend. Get it done!


47 posted on 12/07/2007 7:15:02 PM PST by Frank Sheed (Fr. V. R. Capodanno, Lt, USN, Catholic Chaplain. 3rd/5th, 1st Marine Div., FMF. MOH, posthumously.)
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To: SamAdams76; diamond6
The Pats should easily handle Pittsburgh on Sunday.

Which is what they said about Baltimore last Monday night. The line was 19 points. Unlike the Ravens, the Steelers have decent receivers and a real quarterback.

Dick LeBeau is my hero this week...

48 posted on 12/07/2007 7:18:06 PM PST by Frank Sheed (Fr. V. R. Capodanno, Lt, USN, Catholic Chaplain. 3rd/5th, 1st Marine Div., FMF. MOH, posthumously.)
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To: mainepatsfan

Highlights:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlVZdAIrE3E


49 posted on 12/07/2007 7:31:43 PM PST by Sybeck1 (Join me for the Million Minutemen March --- Summer 2008!!)
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To: Frank Sheed
The Steelers will make the game close for a while, but given the Steelers' habit of "tanking" games while on the road this season and the fact the Patriots are playing on the "fast track" home field at Gillette Stadium with its FieldTurf surface, I'm not so sure about the Steelers' chances.
50 posted on 12/08/2007 6:49:16 AM PST by RayChuang88
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