The NFL has a message for the Buccaneers and former head coach Bruce Arians. A league source with knowledge of the situation said that the NFL sent a warning letter to Arians and the Buccaneers in the aftermath of Sunday’s brouhaha between the Bucs and the Saints. The former Bucs head coach has received a “strongly written letter” from the NFL warning him about his sideline behavior.
Arians was properly in the bench area generally, but he was clearly in the white stripe reserved for officials, players, and coaches during the altercation. He also was clearly involved in the verbal aspect of the melee.
The specifics of the warning aren’t known. The Buccaneers face potential penalties during the game, and Arians faces potential discipline in the form of a fine or possibly even a banishment from the sidelines.
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