Gregory Shamus/Getty Images(ANN ARBOR, Mich.) — The University of Michigan has been fined $10,000 by the Big Ten Conference due to critical comments Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh made against the officiating in Saturday’s 30-27 loss to Ohio State.
“Two penalties called all day [on Ohio State],” he said at a post-game news conference, according to ESPN. “Multiple holding penalties let go, multiple false starts. The official on my side, who is supposed to be watching that, is concerned about whether our coaches are in the [coaches’ box] or not. Their coaches were on the field, practically in the huddle at times.
“I’m bitter,” he added.
In a statement, the Big Ten issued a “public reprimand” of Harbaugh and said his comments violated a league rule that states “The Big Ten Conference expects all contests involving a member institution to be conducted without compromise to any fundamental element of sportsmanship. Such fundamental elements include integrity of competition, civility toward all, and respect, particularly toward opponents and officials.”
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