posted on Dec, 7 2003 @ 08:35 AM
Steelers coach Bill Cowher was fined $10,000 by the NFL for criticizing replay official Dale Hamer following last weekend's loss to Cincinnati.
Cowher was fined for violating the NFL rules that prohibit public criticism of game officials and league personnel. The coach declined to comment on
the fine but has apologized publicly and privately to Hamer. Hamer did not call for a review of a play in which Steelers quarterback Charlie Batch
fumbled at the Bengals' 10-yard line in the closing seconds of the first half during Pittsburgh's 24-20 loss.