GI­ANTS AND McA­DOO FINED FOR RA­DIO USE

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east ruther­ford, n.j.» The NFL fined the Gi­ants and Ben McA­doo and moved the team’s fourthround pick in next year’s draft to the end of the round be­cause the rookie coach used a walkie-talkie for about five plays dur­ing the fourth quar­ter of a game against the Cow­boys a lit­tle more than a week ago.

The league no­ti­fied the Gi­ants on Tues­day that the fran­chise was fined $150,000 and McA­doo was fined $50,000.

The Gi­ants’ fourthround se­lec­tion in the 2017 draft will be moved to the end of the fourth round, af­ter any com­pen­satory picks in that round, but no more than 12 se­lec­tion spots from where they fin­ished in draft or­der for that round.

McA­doo used the walkie-talkie early in the fourth quar­ter af­ter his com­mu­ni­ca­tions sys­tem mal­func­tioned.

The NFL’s game op­er­a­tions pol­icy pro­hibits the use of two-way ra­dios by coaches to com­mu­ni­cate plays dur­ing a game.

The pol­icy states “coaches are not per­mit­ted to hold a ra­dio dur­ing a game be­cause they will not be cut off when the Cut­off Switch Op­er­a­tor en­gages the cut­off.”

The cut­off sys­tem is en­gaged with 15 sec­onds left on the play clock or when the ball is snapped.

Petty ex­pects to play

B florham park, n.j.» Jets quar­ter­back Bryce Petty said his bruised chest is feel­ing bet­ter and he ex­pects to play Satur­day.

Petty was in­jured last Satur­day night when he was sand­wiched by Mi­ami’s Cameron Wake and Ndamukong Suh while com­plet­ing a 28-yard pass to Robby An­der­son on the first play of the fourth quar­ter.

X-rays at the sta­dium were neg­a­tive, as was a CT scan Mon­day.

• Jets coach Todd Bowles chat­ted with and dis­ci­plined Shel­don Richard­son af­ter the de­fen­sive line­man’s pregame Snapchat video that in­cluded some foul lan­guage went viral on so­cial me­dia.

Bowles said the video, posted on safety Ron­tez Miles’ ac­count, was “im­ma­ture” and “a big mis­take.”

Richard­son said he only re­grets the video ac­ci­den­tally go­ing pub­lic, not the vul­gar lan­guage.

Sher­man has no re­grets

B renton, wash.» Sea­hawks cor­ner­back Richard Sher­man said he had no re­grets af­ter an out­burst di­rected at coaches dur­ing last Thurs­day night’s game against the Rams.

But he grew an­noyed with ques­tions about the in­ci­dent and told a lo­cal re­porter that he’d ruin his ca­reer. Sher­man later apol­o­gized.

Dur­ing the news con­fer­ence, Jim Moore of 710 ESPN Seat­tle asked Sher­man if he thought he had a bet­ter han­dle on call­ing plays than of­fen­sive co­or­di­na­tor Dar­rell Bev­ell; Sher­man’s side­line tirade cen­tered on Bev­ell’s de­ci­sion to pass in­stead of run from the Rams’ 1-yard line.

Af­ter­ward, as he was walk­ing back to the locker room, Sher­man said to Moore: “You don’t want to go there. You do not. I’ll ruin your ca­reer.”

Moore asked him how he would do that.

“I’ll make sure you don’t get your me­dia pass any­more,” Sher­man said.

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