Bill Belichick explains why he grabbed official

Bill Belichick explains why he grabbed official
Bill Belichick explains why he grabbed official

Like we told you Sunday night, Patriots coach Bill Belichick basically accosted one of the game officials following New England's loss to the Ravens. After the game, he said he didn't expect a fine, though CBSSports.com's Mike Freeman's sources say Belichick could face a $50,000 penalty.

On Monday, Belichick tried to explain what happened (thanks to the Boston Herald for the transcript).

I've been asked about the situation at the end of the game, so I'm just going to take a couple minutes to explain that, and that will be the end of it. On the final kick, after we took the timeout and rushed the kick, from the sideline, I saw the ball go pretty close to the upright. I couldn't obviously tell from where I was at where exactly it went. But I saw our players waving that it was no good. I saw the officials giving the signal that it was good. I just wasn't sure from where I was standing whether the ball went over the crossbar, if it was above the upright or in between or not in between the upright.