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NFL hits Mora with $25K fine for cell use

Updated: January 5, 2006, 7:50 PM ET
Associated Press

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons coach Jim Mora was contrite after the NFL fined him $25,000 for using a cell phone on the sidelines during an overtime loss at Tampa Bay two weeks ago.

"Expensive phone call," Mora said Thursday. "Consider that a lesson learned."

With the Falcons and Buccaneers tied 24-24 late in overtime on Dec. 24, Mora knew Dallas had won at Carolina and that Washington was leading the Giants by 15 points.

Victories by the Cowboys and Redskins earlier ...

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