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Redskins' K. Shanahan apologizes for losing his cool

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Offensive coordinator regrets tirade at refs

ASHBURN -- Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan said he was upset over a wrong call. Then he tried to explain just how wrong the officials were. What he got was a 15-yard penalty -- and possibly a fine later in the week.

Shanahan's unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, in which he shouted profanities at an official, cost the Redskins 15 yards before the last play of their loss to Cincinnati.

"I was frustrated, and in the process of trying to get some answers from the officials, I conducted myself in the wrong way," Shanahan said in a statement Monday.

"I ask our players to hold themselves to a high standard and be accountable, and I know that I'm accountable for my actions as well.

"I know that I need to handle those situations better in the future. My emotions got the best of me, and I know it's my responsibility. This will never happen again."

Last week, Redskins receiver Josh Morgan drew a 15-yard penalty for throwing the ball at St. Louis cornerback Cortland Finnegan.

"That wasn't the difference in winning or losing the game," Redskins coach Mike Shanahan said. "Those things do occur. You would like cooler heads to prevail, and that's what I expect."

Notes » Left tackle Trent Williams suffered a bone bruise in his right knee and is day to day, Shan?ahan said. Williams injured his leg on the Redskins' second play from scrimmage. He returned at the start of the third quarter but lasted one series.

Running back Evan Royster (patella tendon in his right knee) also is day to day. Cornerback Cedric Griffin (hamstring) is day to day.

jkeim@washingtonexaminer.com

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