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U of M fined $10K for Jim Harbaugh's post-game comments

Nov 28, 2016

The University of Michigan was fined by the Big Ten for comments by football coach Jim Harbaugh after Saturday’s game against Ohio State University.

The school was fined $10,000 after Harbaugh criticized the officiating during Saturday's double-overtime loss to the Buckeyes.

The Big Ten Network tweeted a picture of the conference's statement regarding Harbaugh's comments. 

“I'm bitterly disappointed in the officiating. Can't make that any more clear,” Harbaugh said.

The second-to-last play of the game was a controversial fourth down conversion by the Buckeyes.

Harbaugh also said the officials made some poor calls against the Wolverines while missing some calls against the Buckeyes.

“The graphic display is the interference penalties. The one not called on us on Grant Perry, [he] was clearly being hooked before the ball got there,” Harbaugh said.

For more of his post-game interview, here is video from ESPN:

Harbaugh isn't the first Big Ten coach to be fined for post-game comments.

The University of Nebraska was fined $10,000 after former Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini made similar remarks about officiating in 2013.

*Correction - a previous version of this story said the coaches were fined $10,000. The universities were fined, not the coaches. The story has been corrected above.