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NFL official fined one game check for inappropriate contact with players

NFL official fined one game check for inappropriate contact with players

The National Football League has fined referee Jim Quirk one game check for inappropriate physical contact with players, including Green Bay Packers linebacker Nick Barnett.
The fine totals $8,150 (euro5,550), NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said Friday.
The decision came after Quirk grabbed Barnett by the neck and threw him to the ground while breaking up a scuffle during the Packers' loss at Chicago on Sunday.
"It made my day the minute they began to address it," Barnett's agent, Chuck Price said Friday.
Price had threatened to file a formal grievance on Barnett's behalf against Quirk, who was the umpire on the officiating crew that worked Sunday's game. Friday, Price said he would not pursue further action.
"Nick was very satisfied with that," Price said. "The whole point (of considering a grievance) was for (the league) to move on it, and that it was addressed. They acted on it quickly. It was good enough for us."


Updated : 2021-01-24 20:10 GMT+08:00