Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress was fined $35,000 by the NFL league office due to comments he made regarding the officiating in the Vikings’ 28-24 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night.
More than likely, the fact that Childress said that the game was “the worst officiated game I’ve ever seen” was part of the reason he was fined.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, though, part of the Childress fine also was for the disclosure of confidential conversations with the head of the NFL officiating department. This was due to Childress noting that the NFL had apologized to him for the controversial overturning of Visanthe Shiancoe’s touchdown.
While the comments may have been deserved, it probably wasn’t worth saying out loud considering he had to have known a fine would be coming from the league office.