Cowher fined for criticizing official
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The controversy stemmed from what Cowher believed should have been an automatic review in the closing seconds of the first half on a play in which quarterback
Cowher felt Batch threw a forward pass while the officiating crew on the field ruled that Batch released the ball behind the line of scrimmage -- a lateral that could be recovered by the opposing team.
As per NFL rules, reviews in the last two minutes of each half come from the upstairs replay official, Hamer in this case, who did not call for a replay.
When Cowher was told after the game that Hamer was in the booth, Cowher replied, "I guess that's why he's retired."