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Rams' Haslett fined for swearing at officials

11/27/2008 - St. Louis Rams

The NFL has fined St. Louis Rams coach Jim Haslett for walking onto the field and swearing at officials during a 35-16 defeat to the San Francisco 49ers in Week 11.

The $20,000 fine was for "going onto the field and directing profanities at a game official" with 1:36 remaining in the third quarter, according to the NFL. Officials penalized the Rams for unsportsmanlike conduct. Quarterback Marc Bulger had just completed a 29-yard pass to receiver Donnie Avery.

Haslett was upset when officials stood over the ball following the reception, preventing the Rams from snapping the ball before the 49ers had time to challenge the reception. The 49ers did challenge the play, but the referee upheld the call.

The fine ranks as the second-largest known fine levied against a Rams player or coach this season. Guard Richie Incognito incurred a $25,000 fine for yelling profanities at officials during an overtime victory at Washington earlier this season.