NFL notebook: Rams CB Robey-Coleman fined for Super Bowl hit

NFL notebook: Rams CB Robey-Coleman fined for Super Bowl hit
By Reuters

11/02/2019 at 03:57Updated 11/02/2019 at 03:58

Los Angeles Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman has been smacked with a hefty fine for a hit in a second straight playoff game.

Robey-Coleman was fined $26,739 by the NFL for a helmet-to-helmet hit on a
prone New England Patriots running back Rex Burkhead in the first quarter of
Super Bowl LIII, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. The Patriots won
13-3.

The hit drew a 15-yard penalty, unlike the play in the NFC championship game
that saw him fined the same amount two weeks earlier.

The controversial non-call was a major factor in the Rams' 26-23 overtime
victory that earned the team a Super Bowl berth.

--The Cincinnati Bengals have hired Jemal Singleton as their new running backs
coach, according to multiple reports, giving the team two new assistant
coaches who were recently lured from the Oakland Raiders.

The Bengals hired former Raiders quarterbacks coach Brian Callahan on Thursday
as their new offensive coordinator.

Singleton was a running backs coach with the Raiders for one season. He was
previously the Indianapolis Colts' running backs coach from 2016-17. Prior to
coaching in the NFL, he served as an assistant at Arkansas, Oklahoma State and
Air Force, where he spent nine seasons before departing after the 2010 season.

--Longtime NFL referee Red Cashion, known for his enthusiastic "First down!"
calls, died at age 87, a Texas newspaper reported.

Cashion's family confirmed his passing to the Bryan-College Station Eagle.

Popular with the fans and respected by coaches and players, Cashion officiated
for 25 seasons in the NFL (1972-96) and was the referee in Super Bowl XX and
Super Bowl XXX.

--Field Level Media

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