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Martz fined $20,000 for critical comments of refs after 49ers' loss

Updated: November 20, 2008, 4:02 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

San Francisco 49ers offensive coordinator Mike Martz, who publicly blamed the officials for the chaotic ending to the Nov. 10 game against the Arizona Cardinals, has been fined $20,000 for those comments.

The league confirmed the fine to ESPN.com. The fine was first reported by CBSSports.com.

Martz made his comments after the 49ers, unable to bulldoze the last 2½ yards into the end zone with time running out, lost to the Cardinals 29-24.

The 49ers had called for ...

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