Kyle Shanahan again expressed remorse Thursday for his costly tirade against a replacement official during Sunday’s loss to the Bengals.
The Redskins’ offensive coordinator was flagged 15-yards for unsportsmanlike conduct late in the fourth quarter of the 38-31 loss, then fined $25,000 on Tuesday for berating the official as the two exited the field.
“It hurt,” Shanahan said. “That’s a lot of money. I wasn’t surprised; I was expecting it. It was my fault.”
Asked if he regretted the whole episode, Shanahan said he did.
“Definitely, anytime you get a penalty for your team your regret it, whether it’s justified or not,” he added. “Bottom line is …it’s something that can’t happen.”
Shanahan also said he’s excited about having the usual referees back for this weekend’s games.
“I’m looking forward to having the guys we’re used to, that’s for sure,” he said.