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Baltimore Ravens Coach John Harbaugh fined $15,000

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The NFL has fined Baltimore Ravens Coach John Harbaugh $15,000 for having impermissible verbal and physical contact with an official during the Ravens' loss Sunday to the Cincinnati Bengals.

By Monday, Harbaugh knew he might have been out of bounds when he touched line judge Ron Marinucci while protesting a penalty on Terrell Suggs.

"I was a little animated in describing the strike zone, and I think he understood the emotions of it," Harbaugh said Monday. "I'll make sure that I let him know that I think I was over the line in my animation without question, and that's never something you want to do. And the point is we had great conversations with those guys throughout the game. We respected -- we disagreed and it was animated -- but it was respectful throughout. And I know Ron understood that it was respectful, so it should be okay."

Not so much. Harbaugh was angry about flags on Ray Lewis for tripping when he rolled into quarterback Carson Palmer and Suggs for roughing the passer. Lewis spoke out about the calls after the game Sunday.

"There were six points given off [bad] calls," Lewis said. "It's six points. They didn't earn it. You don't come into a lion's den and play nice, man. This is football, and football is getting hit. There's so many rules that take away from the game."

By Cindy Boren  | September 21, 2010; 1:28 PM ET
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Comments

Yes Harbaugh was out of line for touching the official, and should be fined for that. That doesn't change the fact that the call against Suggs was a bad call. They might as well put a dress on these QBs if the officials make calls like that one.

Posted by: bfjam | September 21, 2010 7:07 PM | Report abuse

People may disagree with the calls, but don't call them "bad calls". The League has been consistent over the past several years in protecting the QB. He is not like other players out there. If defensive players haven't figured that out by now, I don't know what to say.

Posted by: Dougmacintyre | September 22, 2010 7:43 AM | Report abuse

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