Quarterback Boomer Esiason of the Cincinnati Bengals said he wonders why the NFL fined his coach, Sam Wyche, more heavily for barring a female reporter from the locker room than the New England Patriots’ owner was fined for his players’ harassment of a female reporter in their locker room. “It was kind of like Sam is being charged with murder when all he’s committed is a misdemeanor,” Esiason said. “And they’re being charged with a misdemeanor when they’ve committed a felony.”
Tagliabue fined Patriot owner Victor Kiam $25,000. Wyche was fined $27,941.