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Casserly details NFL memo on Schwartz-Harbaugh

Posted on: October 23, 2011 1:23 pm
Edited on: October 23, 2011 1:39 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

The Jim Schwartz-Jim Harbaugh handshake incident after the Lions-49ers game last week caused quite the stir around the NFL, particularly when the league declined to fine either of the coaches.

But going forward, those guys -- and all other NFL coaches -- will get fined for such behavior, as CBS Sports Charley Casserly reported on Sunday's edition of The NFL Today.

The basis of Casserly's report was a memo he obtained that NFL VP Ray Anderson sent to all the general managers and head coaches of NFL teams.



"Last Sunday's post-game incident involving two head ouches was embarrassing to the coaches, their teams and the league," Anderson's memo read. "it could easily have erupted into a dangerous brawl. Simply stated, more is expected of our leaders. Coaches Harbaugh and Schwartz have acknowledged that they were wrong and that this type of inappropriate behavior will not be repeated.

"Although no fines were imposed for this incident, everyone should be mindful of his responsibility to act in a way that brings credit to himself, his club and the NFL."

So that's the logic for not fining the coaches -- there was no such system for actually fining them in place. But going forward, that changes, as the league told Casserly.

"If this incident happened today after this memo, both sides would have been fined," Casserly said. "If this memo had existed before last week, both coaches would have been fined."

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Since: Mar 3, 2011
Posted on: October 23, 2011 9:13 pm
 

Casserly details NFL memo on Schwartz-Harbaugh

Jealous


brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: October 23, 2011 8:03 pm
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Since: Aug 10, 2008
Posted on: October 23, 2011 7:40 pm
 

Casserly details NFL memo on Schwartz-Harbaugh

Have you ever been to Detroit?



brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: October 23, 2011 4:43 pm
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Since: Apr 23, 2010
Posted on: October 23, 2011 3:44 pm
 

Casserly details NFL memo on Schwartz-Harbaugh

They werent fined because this situation didnt warrant a fine. Because of Jim Schwartz being a classless sore loser like all Michigan people, the media blew this up into something more than what it was. You had former coaches on ESPN and NFL network talking about how it was a bad move on both coaches part and how there is some "protocol" in the league where coaches have to shake hands at the end of a game. The whole shaking hands stuff is overrated... It doesnt make one coach any more or any less of a person. Early in the game Harbaugh made a silly mistake in challanging a play that wasnt challangable, and got a penalty - And, Schwartz basically made fun of the situation that was classless, but expected from someone in detriot. There was nothing wrong with what Harbaugh did at the end of the game, Schwartz just was with a sour taste in his mouth because his overrated team had finally lost like they will today.


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