While it could be very much justified, you simply cannot touch an official, and Pats coach Bill Belichick is about to learn that the hard way.
‘Hoodie’ is going to be hit with a fine today according to NFL Network after he grabbed an official shortly after the Ravens kicked a game-winning field goal Sunday that passed over the top of the right upright Sunday night.
Belichick said that he was trying to get the official’s attention to get an explanation regarding the narrowly made field goal attempt.
“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 Monday. “I’m trying to get an explanation for obviously an important call, play, in that game. That’s the number one thing between coaches and officials. It’s always at the forefront. It’s just communication of what’s going on, of what’s happening.”
Getting that refs attention is about to cost Belichick.