FOXBORO -- The NFL announced Wednesday that Patriots coach Bill Belichick has been fined $50,000 for "impermissible physical contact with an official" following Sunday night's 31-30 loss to the Ravens.
Seeking clarification on whether Baltimore's game-winning field goal would be reviewed, Belichick grabbed the arm of official Esteban Garza, who continued running off the field. Belichick explained on Monday that he did not intent to disrespect the official and that he simply wanted to know whether the play would be reviewed.
"I don't have anything to add to it," Belichick said in his Wednesday briefing with reporters. "Whatever the league decides to do, I'll respect and just keep trying to do my job."
Belichick also declined comment on the report that an agreement had been reached between the NFL and its regular officials and that they could be back on the field for games this Sunday.
According to ESPN's Chris Mortensen, the NFL and the NFL referees association have an agreement "at hand" that could end the lockout of the league's referees and have them officiating Week 4 games.
The NFL and the NFL Referees Association made enough progress in negotiations Tuesday night that the possibility of the locked-out officials returning in time to work this week's games has been discussed, according to sources on both sides.
An agreement in principle is at hand, according to one source familiar to talks.
The NFL has been using replacement officials since the preseason and has seen controversial results throughout the first three weeks of the season. Mortensen notes that the two sides have compromised in their stances regarding pension plans and that the last...
The Patriots on Wednesday announced the signing of defensive lineman Terrell McClain. Marcus Fortson, a defensive tackle who was signed as an undrafted free agent in April, was released to make room on the roster.
McClain, a 6-foot-2, 291-pounder from South Florida, was chosen in the third round of the 2011 draft by the Panthers. He had 19 tackles (12 unassisted) and one sack in 12 games last season. After failing to impress this preseason, he was cut on Sept. 2 when Carolina signed former Bills defensive lineman Dwan Edwards.
McClain will wear No. 93 in New England.
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NESN Red Sox analyst Jerry Remy made his weekly appearance with Dennis & Callahan on Wednesday morning as the Sox close in on the end of a disappointing season.
"For the most part, I think these guys have been good about going about it the best they can in a bad situation," Remy said of the season's final month.
Looking toward next season, Remy expects a lineup that looks "100 percent different" outside of David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia and Will Middlebrooks. He said there's a chance Jose Iglesias could be the starting shortstop in April despite his offensive struggles (.125/.236/.208 in 48 major league at-bats this season).
"There's no question the guy's a big league shortstop and going to be a very good big league shortstop," Remy said of the youngster. "I've been surprised a little bit with his swing. I thought he was more of a slap kind of guy. He's not really that kind of hitter. I've got a gut...
According to a report on NFL.com, the punishment for Patriots coach Bill Belichick, who grabbed a referee after Sunday night's loss to the Ravens, will be announced Wednesday afternoon, and it will include a fine.
Ravens coach John Harbaugh will not be fined for his behavior Sunday, according to multiple reports. Harbaugh was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct in the fourth quarter of the game.
Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan reportedly was fined $25,000 for berating officials following his team's 38-31 loss to the Bengals on Sunday.
Belichick defended his actions on Monday, insisting that he only was trying to get the official's attention for an explanation about the Ravens' game-winning field goal as time expired.
"I have never meant any disrespect or in any way tried to abuse or be disrespectful to the officials and the job that they do," Belichick said. "I'm trying to get an explanation for obviously...
Patriots DB Duron Harmon joined Glenn, Lou, and Christian, and he discussed the team needing to come together after losing Gronk, and the turnovers in the Jets game can propel them to create more turnovers.
We check in with former Patriot Heath Evans, now with the NFL Network, for his complete analysis on the win over the Jets in NY.
Dale and Michael talk with Patrick Chung after a win over the Jets on Sunday.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the 'Dale and Holley Show' talk about what the Celtics will need to do in order to be considered one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference along with the Cavs.
WEEI's Mike Petraglia talks with Josue Pavon about how the Celtics are looking better with Al Horford back on the court and the overall toughness of this team.
Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen preview the Celtics season. Will Jaylen Brown be an impact rookie and prove he was the right pick at #3? Will the Celtics win the Atlantic Division? Is the season a failure if the Celtics don't advance past the first round of the playoffs?
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase talk with Curt Schilling to get his reaction to Dan Shaughnessy and Jon Heyman's comments about not voting for Curt for the Hall of Fame again based on some of Schilling's comments on social media.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are taking some calls and reaction to their interview with Curt Schilling in regards to Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame voting. We also hear about Rob's upcoming working vacation to the Dominican Republic for the David Ortiz Charity Golf Classic.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are talking about Dan Shaughnessy's column about how he would no longer vote for Curt Schilling for the Hall of Fame. They then talk with Curt Schilling getting his thoughts on the whole situation and whether he would rather make the HoF or the Senate.
Ken Laird and Ty Anderson chat Bruins after a 2-1 win in Florida improved the team's record to 5-4.
Ken Laird chats with WEEI Bruins writer Ty Anderson about the B's loss to the Rangers on Wednesday night and what issues the team is fighting after a 3-4 start to the season
Ken Laird and new WEEI.com Bruins writer Ty Anderson discuss the state of the 2016 Bruins after a 3-3 start to the season.
Damien Woody joined K&C and shared a story regarding a conversation he had with Bill Belichick in the training room in Foxboro.
In the 9 am hour Gerry and Kirk mocked the Belichick press conference and took a call from Jim the Wrestling Goon who is not a fan of Amani Toomer.
In the 8 am hour Gerry and Kirk talked about a brutal answer by Dan Shaughnessy regarding Bill Conlin'sn spot in the Hall of Fame.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian are less than surprised that Bill Belichick won't comment further about Gronk than the released statement. Speaking of statements, how weird is it that the Gronkowski family is releasing joint statements with the Patriots?
Orthopedic surgeon to the pros, Dr. Thomas Gill of Steward Health Care joins Glenn, Lou, and Christian in the wake of Gronk's back injury. He talks about different types of disc injuries, and one type of fusion which could potentially prevent Gronk from playing football. He also commented on the unique situation of a joint statement between the Patriots and the Gronkowskis, and clarified his role in Gronk's arm surgeries.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian wonder how the man who shot former NFL RB Joe McKnight can be free of charges and walking around the streets of New Orleans.
Dale and Michael check in with the playmaker Michael Irvin on a Friday.
We open it up in the final portions of hours 3 and 4 on a Friday.
Hour two in it's entirety.
Kirk Minihane, WEEI Podcast King, talks to the Podcast Godfather Adam Carolla about his new documentary about Le Mans, the backlash from the Election, and his time with Donald Trump on the Apprentice. The audio quality isn't great but the conversation is.
Kirk Minihane is a non-believer, Larry Johnson is a preacher, when Larry found Kirk doesn't believe in God he challenged Kirk to allow him on to the podcast to talk about religion and faith. Kirk and Larry have a tremendous conversation about God and Larry tries to convert Kirk into a believer.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Barstool Sports contributor and podcast host John Feitelberg. Kirk and Feitelberg talk about the rise of barstool, the sale of the website, what it is like to work for Dave Portnoy, and their live podcast shows at the Wilbur Theater.
Ben, Alex, and Russ talk about how Toronto winning the MLS cup will be best for the league, the FIFA Player of the Year award, and the tragedy in Brazil.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis finish out the week recapping the Friday edition of Kirk and Callahan, with critiques of Dale & Holley's Keefe announcement and more.
Kirk & Callahan producers Ken Laird and Chris Curtis are back together after a few days apart to dish about all things K&C show, this after a Thursday Reim-Job.
Gerry Callahan and Kirk Minihane launch the 'new' official podcast of the Kirk & Callahan Show, where they'll bring the edge and the inside info they can't get to on their morning radio show. In the debut episode, the guys give a state of the current K&C 'Casting Couch' and the latest on former fill-in host Gary Tanguay.More from this show
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