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Sherman fined; no discipline expected for Bills-Seahawks officials

November 10, 2016 - 8:57 am

By Sal Capaccio

Twitter @Salports

Despite NFL VP of Officiating Dean Blandino acknowledging mistakes, and even doing so during the game, Walt Anderson’s officiating crew is not expected to be disciplined for the botched situation before halftime during the Bills-Seahawks game Monday night in Seattle.  This according to ESPN’s NFL Insider Adam Caplan.

There were multiple controversies that occurred just before the half, including a roughing the kicker penalty Blandino said should have been called, a fourth timeout the Bills were forced to use for checking on their injured kicker Dan Carpenter, both teams heading to the locker room even though the half was not over, and an official standing over the ball until there were 4-seconds remaining on the play clock, resulting in a delay of game penalty on the Bills.  The final result was Carpenter missing a 54-yard field goal that kept the deficit at 11 points.

Meanwhile, according to Pro Football Talk and other media outlets, Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has reportedly been fined just over $9,000 for hitting Carpenter join the play in which roughing was not called on the field.

The exact amount, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, was $9,115, which is the most allowed under the CBA for a first offense for roughing.

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