Atlanta Falcons coach Jim Mora has been fined $25,000 by the NFL for using a cell phone on the sidelines during the team’s overtime loss to Tampa Bay on Dec. 24.
Mora was fined under a rule adopted last March prohibiting the use of cell phones or any other form of communications by coaches or players on the field — other than the regular phones used by teams to communicate between the sideline and press box.
That was a recommendation of the league’s competition committee, the co-chairman of which is Rich McKay, Atlanta’s general manager.
Two years ago, New Orleans’ Joe Horn was fined $30,000 for using a cell phone after scoring a touchdown. The NFL said the fine against Mora had nothing to do with the rule under which Horn was fined.
The Detroit News is reporting audience admission for the Rolling Stones’ Super Bowl XL halftime show is being restricted to those under the age of 45. Compare and contrast this blatant ageism with ESPN brave employment of Little Steven and The Chesterfield Kings this past Saturday night.