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    Art Shell fined $12,500 for criticizing officials

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    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) Oakland Raiders coach Art Shell was fined $12,500 for criticizing the officials following last weekend's 17-13 loss to the Denver Broncos.

    Shell said Monday the Raiders got ``screwed' when the officials called a personal foul on Chris Carr for running out of bounds on a punt late in the third quarter.

    ``After I said it, I knew it,' Shell said Thursday. ``It dawned on me what was happening. But hey, I'll take it. Because I felt strongly about what I said, and I have not changed in that.'

    The call turned the momentum in the game, negating a fumbled punt return by Denver's David Kircus that would have given Oakland the ball on the Broncos 20 with a 13-7 lead. Denver ended up scoring the go-ahead touchdown on the drive.

    The officials ruled Carr was blocked out of bounds but did not make an immediate effort to get back in, leading to the personal foul. Shell complained to Mike Pereira, the NFL's vice president of officiating, that the Broncos never gave Carr a chance to get back inbounds.

    ``But looking at it, it didn't seem like he tried to get back inbounds in, what they call it, good faith time,' Shell said he was told.

    Shell, who previously worked in the league office, said he had not been fined since his rookie year in the NFL when he didn't get a wakeup call and was a few minutes late to a meeting.

    ``I was like two or three minutes late, and $50 - and that's a lot of money back in 1968,' Shell said. ``I mean, I about cried. 'Fifty dollars, oh.' Me and about two other guys that were rookies didn't get our wakeup call. I tell you what, from then on, we made sure we had a clock with us.'

    Shell also disputed a call on an apparent interception by Fabian Washington near the sideline in the fourth quarter. The play was called incomplete on the field and the officials did not overrule the call because Denver receiver Javon Walker's foot blocked the view of where Washington's heel landed.

    Earlier this week, Tennessee coach Jeff Fisher, co-chairman of the league's influential competition committee, also was fined $12,500 for criticizing the officiating.


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    Re: Art Shell fined $12,500 for criticizing officials

    That's nothing, I just received a bill from Webby for $50,437.12 for criticising fellow Vikings' fans.
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    Re: Art Shell fined $12,500 for criticizing officials

    Seems like this season, the refs have really been screwing alot of teams!
    More than usual...and we have gotten our (un)fair share of bad calls.
    Time for a change...full-time refs!!!
    BANNED OR DEAD...I'LL TAKE EITHER ONE

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    Re: Art Shell fined $12,500 for criticizing officials

    "cajunvike" wrote:
    Seems like this season, the refs have really been screwing alot of teams!
    More than usual...and we have gotten our (un)fair share of bad calls.
    Time for a change...full-time refs!!!
    And if you criticize them for it, they turn around & slap a fine on you. Go figure.

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    Re: Art Shell fined $12,500 for criticizing officials

    "singersp" wrote:
    "cajunvike" wrote:
    Seems like this season, the refs have really been screwing alot of teams!
    More than usual...and we have gotten our (un)fair share of bad calls.
    Time for a change...full-time refs!!!
    And if you criticize them for it, they turn around & slap a fine on you. Go figure.
    The truth they can't handle the truth.

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    Re: Art Shell fined $12,500 for criticizing officials

    "cajunvike" wrote:
    Seems like this season, the refs have really been screwing alot of teams!
    More than usual...and we have gotten our (un)fair share of bad calls.
    Time for a change...full-time refs!!!
    Full time refs, and 24 hour complaint time for teams withtought getting fined.

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    Re: Art Shell fined $12,500 for criticizing officials

    "WVV" wrote:
    "cajunvike" wrote:
    Seems like this season, the refs have really been screwing alot of teams!
    More than usual...and we have gotten our (un)fair share of bad calls.
    Time for a change...full-time refs!!!
    Full time refs, and 24 hour complaint time for teams with tought getting fined.
    Although that service will probable be provided by a service out of India & the person taking the call won't have clue 1 what they're talking about.

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