GIANTS AND McADOO FINED FOR RADIO USE
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.